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Five Northwestern students 
vie for title of Miss Louisiana 



A blast from the past: 1947 
Sauce castigates rowdy 
students page 5 



g Track teams shine in SLC 

Page 6 

Ws)t Current 


Tuesday, June 8, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Vol. 82, No. 1 

Big Money! 

Northwestern quadruples amount 
of grant funding for 1993-94 


The Louisiana Education Quality Sup- 
port Fund (LEQSF) has donated more 
than $500,000 in grants to Northwest- 

Through the efforts of Northwestern 
faculty and staff, the university qua- 
drupled the amount of grant funding it 
will receive from the LEQSF as compared 
to the 1992-93 fiscal year. 

Seven of the projects are funded under 
the Undergraduate Enhancement Pro- 
gram. The funded projects with authors 
and amounts are "Linking Students, 
Teachers and Learning with 
Technology,"Dr. Bob Gillan, $54,750; 
"Computer Equipment and Lab Appara- 
tus for a Course on Chaotic Dynamics," 
Dr. Christopher Magri, $44,619; "Imple- 
mentation of Information Engineering," 
Dr. Debasish Banerjee, Dr. Jeffrey Palko 
and Dr. Claude Simpson, $ 19,900; "Math- 
ematics at Northwestern — A Giant Step," 
Dr. Stan Chadick, Dr. Lissa Pollacia, Dr. 
Thomas Hanson, Dr. David Goloff and 
Dr. Frank Serio, $14,150. 

The "Linking Students, Teachers and 
Learning with Technology" project actu- 
ally consists of two grants. 

The first grant is for $36,000 for a one- 
year period. The grant will support three 
$12,000 graduate assistantships in the 
new Master's in Education with an em- 
phasis in Educational Technology degree 
program at NSU 

''The idea is for educators to come from 
their schools to pursue the Master's in 
Educational Technology and then return 
to their own school system to enhance 
technology use within their own system," 
said Bob Gillan, coordinator of 
Northwestern's Educational Technology 

The three graduate assistants will be 
selected based on evidence of computer 
literacy, three years experience on educa- 
tion or related field, 3.5 GPA for both 
undergraduate and graduate work, a com- 
bined score on the Graduate Record Ex- 
amination of 1250 (verbal and quantitive 
portions ) taken wit hi n the last five years, 
full-time student status or graduate of an 
accredited institution of high education, 
and three current letters of recommenda- 

The second grant, for $52,000 over a 
See GRANTS, page 2 

Cheerleader Camp 


Northwestern hosts numerous camps during the summer for high school and junior high 
students. The NCA Cheerleader Camp is underway this week. 

Connectors prepare new students for college life 


Northwestern will help incoming 
freshmen get off to a good start during 
Freshman Connection '93. 

Four sessions of Freshman Connection 
will be held June 10-11, 17-18, July 8-9 
and 22-23. 

During Freshman Connection, 
students pre-register for fall classes, 
allowing them to schedule classes before 
the classes are filled. When students 
return for the fall semester, the 

registration process will be complete 
except for fee payment. 

Students will also meet with university 
administrators, faculty, staff and students 
and will take part in various welcoming 

Twenty Northwestern students have 
been chosen as freshman connectors. The 
connectors work directly with incoming 
students to answer questions and "show 
them the ropes" to help them in the 
transition to college life. 

This year's freshman connectors are 
Jennifer Berry, a senior social work major 
from Pineville; Shane Clabaugh, a senior 
social work major from Carthage Texas; 
Emmy DaCosta-Gomez, a sophomore 
special education/elementary education 
major from Harahan; Christie Despino, a 
senior early childhood education major 
from Alexandria; Blair Dickens, a junior 
business administration major from 
Shreveport; Clay Gardner, a junior pre- 
law major from Opelousas; Angela 

Hennigan, a junior broadcast journalism 
major from Marthaville; Erin Herbst, a 
senior elementary education major from 
Bossier City; Kristen Hood, a sophomore 
nursing major from Montgomery, Ala.; 
and Dwayne Jones, a junior advertising 
design major from Jena. 

Other connectors are: Ayesha 
Kennedy, a junior home economics major 
from Shreveport; Angela LaCour, a junior 
English education major from 

See FRESHMAN, page 2 

Page 2 

Tuesday, June 8, 1993 

Grants: largest grant awarded to Dr. Burt Allen 

Continued from page 1 

two-year period, will support the efforts 
of a special NSU Educational Technology 
Center project called "Where in Louisi- 
ana." This project makes use of a Tandy 
multimedia center and CD-ROM to cre- 
ate a learning program for middle 
schoolers in Louisiana studies classes. 

What makes "Where in Louisiana" 
special is that it i6 researched and de- 
signed by school children across the state 
of Louisiana with guidance from their 
teachers. The end product will be a state- 
wide "Where in Louisiana' disk which 
students from every parish in the state 
will share with other students what is 
important in their'parish," Gillan said. 

Other programs funded under the 
Undergraduate Enhancement Program 
are "Acquisition of an X-Ray. 
Diffractometer for the Enhancement of 
Undergraduate Research and Instruction 
of Chemistry ," Dr. James Rozell , $43 ,98 1 ; 
"Physical Science Laboratory Course for 
Elementary Education Majors," Linda 
Roach, $18,803; and "Implementation of 
Microcomputer-based Laboratories in 
Introductory Physics Lab Courses," Dr. 
Kelly Knowlton, Dr. Robert Aitken and 
Roach, $40,000. 

The largest grant, $162,922, was 
awarded to Dr. Burt Allen under the 
Education Enhancement Program for a 
project, "Enhancement of the Music Edu- 
cation Curriculum Through the Use of 
Electronic Technology." 

Through a $75,839 grant from the 
LEQSF, a 14-station music lab is now 
operational in Room 216 of the Old Wing 
of the A.A. Fredericks Center for Cre- 
ative and Performing Arts. The lab con- 
tains 12 Macintosh computers, software, 
computer interfaces, synthesizers and 
headphones all of which can be used by 
anyone from beginning students to fac- 

Allen will expand the lab this year 
with the additional grant of $162,922. 
This grant will allow the lab to use a 
multi-media format with CD-ROM and 
laser disc technology. 

According to Allen, the lab allows stu- 
dents to gain skills through drills and 
train at their own pace. This allows in- 
structors to cover more material inclasses. 
The drills begin with basic note reading 
and gradually get more difficult. 

More advanced students can use a 
notation program that lets them put notes 
on a page and hear the notes as they place 
them on the computer screen. The syn- 
thesizer can accurately recreate most 
musical instruments such as strings, 
brass and percussion.. Students can also 
manipulate their music by cutting from 
one part and pasting the notes in another 

"This is something that composers have 
wished they could do ," said Allen. "In the 
past, a composer had to imagine what 
something sounded like in their head and 
wait until the work was distributed to the 

ensemble to find out what it sounded like. 
With the computer, a composer can hear 
creation and change things that may not 
sound right and make improvements." 

A grant of $49,940 was awarded under 
the Business Administration Enhance- 
ment Program to Dr. Ada Jarred, Abbie 
Landry, of Watson Library, and Dr. 
Claude Simpson, associate professor of 
business, for a project, "Expanded CD- 
ROM Network for Business Databases." 

The hardware and software of the 
library's network will be increased and 
the network's capacity will be expanded 
with a second CD-ROM tower and addi- 
tional terminals. The new databases in- 
clude AB I/Inform, an index to more than 
800 journals covering essential business 
information; Standard and Poor's Corpo- 
rations, a directory of corporate and fi- 
nancial information, and PSYCLIT, the 
American Psychological Association in- 
dex to 1,400 journals in the field of psy- 
chology and behavioral sciences. 

Access to the databases is available to 
NSU students and faculty as well as area 
residents with a personal computer, mo- 
dem and appropriate software. 

Two grants were given under the Re- 
search Competitiveness Program. A two- 
year grant went to James Rozell for a 
project entitled, "Preparative Studies of 
Rare Earth Cuprates." The grant totals 
$34,333 with $18,883 allocated in the 
first year and $15,450 in the second year. 
Dr. Hank Jarboe received $20,000 grant 

to work on a project, Total Ammonia 
Nitrogen Excretion Patterns of Channel 

Dr. Maria Betancourt-Smith received 
a grant of $36,000 under the Graduate 
Fellowships for Teachers program for a 
proposal entitled, "Using Technology to 
Empower Educators for the Facilitation 
of Economic Development." 

Freshman: diverse 
group ready to 
dispense advise 

Continued from page 1 

Natchitoches; Elizabeth Mowad, a 
senior biology major from Pineville; 
Jill Parker, a junior early childhood 
education major from Haynesville; Cari 
Pecquet, a sophomore special education 
major from Kenner; David Rose, a 
senior in the Louisiana Scholars' 
College from Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Mona 
Ross, a junior social science education 
major from Anacoco; Lisa Simms, a 
senior social work major from 
Natchitoches; Dennis Spires, a senior 
mathematics education major from 
Leesville; and Jennifer Zimmerle, a 
senior general studies major from 

The fee for Freshman Connection 
'93 is $50, which includes four meals, 
lodging and medical care. 


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Tuesday, June 8, 1993 


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Northwestern well-represented at Miss Louisiana Pageant 

Five students vie for title 


Northwestern State University will 
be well-represented in next week's Miss 
Louisiana Pageant. Five Northwestern 
students will compete in the pageant set 
for June 17-19 in Monroe. 

The university's official representa- 
tive will be Melissa Mabou of Deville, the 
reigning Miss Northwestern - Lady of 
the Bracelet. She will be joined by Julie 
Cameron of Hineston, Miss Louisiana 

Stockshow; Kelly Cobb of Haughton, Miss 
Caddo Lake; Christy Moncrief of 
Springhill, Miss University; and Rebecca 
Bade of Haughton, Miss City of Roses. 

"It's good to have so many representa- 
tives in the pageant from Northwestern," 
Cobb, a home economics major, said. 
"There's only one Miss Northwestern - 
Lady of the Bracelet, but I'm glad there 
are other opportunities." 

Cobb will be in her second Miss Loui- 

siana Pageant. She was in last year's 
pageant as Miss German town Festival. 

"Last year, I didn't know what to ex- 
pect," Cobb said. "IH be more comfortable 
this year and hope to do well. I feel good 
about my chances and hope I can finish in 
the top 10." 

Moncrief, a pre- veterinary medicine 
major, is in her first Miss Louisiana Pag- 
eant but has extensive pageant experi- 
ence. She previously held the title of Miss 

Louisiana National Teenager. 

"Pageants are something I've enjoyed 
doing," she said. "They have helped me 
pay for school and I've had some good 

Cameron will also be in her second 
Miss Louisiana Pageant after entering as 
Miss Vernon Parish last year. She won 
the non-finalist talent competition at the 
state pageant. Mabou and Bade will be in 
their first Miss Louisiana competition. 

Christy Moncrief 
Miss University 

Julie Cameron 
Miss Louisiana Stockshow 

Kelly Cobb 
Miss Caddo Lake 

Melissa Mabou 

Miss Lady of the Brocdei 

Rebecca Bade 

Mioa City Roses 


Dinner Theatre to present 
A Funny Thing Happened 
on the Way to the Forum 


A funny thing will happen at North- 
western when NSUs Summer Dinner 
Theatre presents the comedy, A Funny 
Thing Happened on the Way to The Fo- 
rum, July 9-11 and July 15- 18 at the Alley 
in the Friedman Student Union. 

"Forum goes back about as far as any- 
thing that we do," said Dr. Jack Warm, 
NSU Artistic Director. "It's a Roman com- 
edy and Roman comedy is the root of all 

"The play has all the elements of clas- 
sic comedy such as mistaken identities 
and chase scenes. It also has stock char- 
acters such as the henpecked husband 
and the domineering wife, the clever slave 
who is so careful to do everything right." 

According to Wann, who is also direc- 
tor of Forum, the cast includes Dr. Terry 
Byars as Psuedolus, Sammy Brewster as 

Hysterium, John Voorhees as Senex , 
Jeremy Passut as Marcus Lycus, Chris 
Sand as Miles Gloriosus, Jay Defelice as 
Erronius and Mitch Melder as Hero. 

Also starring are Siene Liles, Melissa 
Randall, and Amy Rose Vincent as 
Proteans, Leah Lindsey as Philia, Cala 
Raborn as Domina, Tara Cox as 
Tintinabula, Leigh Anne Bramlett as 
Panacea, Jenny Kendrick and Leah Dunn 
as the Geminae Twins, Joanie Garner as 
Vibrata, Barbara Gibbs as Gymnasia and 
Shannon Heller as the slave to Lycus. 

Kris Fleche is the stage manager and 
Garner is the choreographer. Faron 
Raborn is the musical director and 
accompianist, Vernon Carrol is the scene 
designer and technical director. 

For ticket information on the Forum, 

call 357-5819. 

f<x iapRE \r\ft*MATiO*i Call tjfpj^ 

tl»M -s«y . 

Tuesday, June 8, 1993 


Page 4 

Our View 

Recognizing top achievers 

Northwestern spends thousands to receive a few 
minutes of publicity, but no promotional campaign 
can compare to the positive representation our stu- 
dents and faculty provide. 

The Demon track and field team broke two school 
records and one meet record at the Southland Con- 
ference Outdoor Track and Field Championships to 
become the top-ranked team in the conference. 

Two more Northwestern students received 
scholar-athlete awards at the recent SLC Honors 
Luncheon. Guy Hedrick graduated summa cum 
laude last month. Maryalyce Walsh is a sophomore 
in the Louisiana Scholars' College and has earned a 
GPA of 3.93. Northwestern sohomore outfielder 
Terry Joseph was named to the GTE Academic All- 
America baseball team. Joseph earned a 3.27 GPA. 

The excellence at Northwestern is not limited to 
the playing fields. How many universities in the 
state can boast of having five contestants in a single 
state pageant? Yet, Northwestern students Melissa 
Mabou of Deville, Julie Cameron of Hineston, Kelly 
Cobb of Haughton, Christy Moncrief of Spring Hill, 
and Rebecca Bade of Haughton will personify the 
spirit of Northwestern at the Miss Louisiana state 
pageant this month. 

Faculty and staff garnered more than $500,000 in 
grants from the Louisiana Education Quality Sup- 
port Fund. Their efforts more than tripled the 
amount Northwestern received from last year. 

Although, seemingly more often than not, this 
space is utilized to criticize some part of Northwest- 
ern life, this week we honor, in our own small way, 
a few of those at Northwestern who are committed 
to excellence. 

HCfje Current bailee 

James B. Henderson 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Van R. Reed Consulting Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Dwayne Jones Ad Design 
Jason Lott Photographer 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 





The way I see it. . . 

Jim Henderson 


The nomination of Lani 
Guinier as assistant attorney 
general for civil rights brought 
to the forefront an issue that 
has been ignored by politicians 
(both Democrat and Republican) 
and the media for far too long: 

Sadly, the cowardly with- 
drawal of Guinier's nomination 
has deprived the American 
people of the opportunity to wit- 
ness an educated debate of one 
of the most controversial philo- 
sophical problems of our time. 

Neither argument is com- 
pletely without merit. A fine line 
exists between defending the 
principle of majority rule and 
protecting the rights of the mi- 
nority. However, the current 
debate has taken a sinister turn. 

The same crowd that at one 
time championed the ideal of 
equal rights for all has led the 
nation on a path of divisiveness 
and segregation in the guise of 
progressive movements like af- 
firmative action political correct- 
ness and multicuturalism. The 
societal healing that President 
Clinton envisions will never oc- 

cur until the government and 
members of the academy accept 
the fact that the United States is 
a homogenous nation, and gov- 
ern themselves accordingly. 

I would never pretend to as- 
sert that we are not a diverse 
people, both in background and 
current class status. More often 
than not, though, we share much 
more in common with our fellow 
Americans than with our fore- 

Pride in one s heritage is not 
in and of itself a bad thing. 
Rather, for many, pride in any 
part of one's person could be ben- 
eficial. The problem arises when 
that pride distracts us from our 
efforts to maintain a free soci- 

We, as students and future 
leaders of this nation, must re- 
sist any attempt by self-serving 
politicians to separate us on ar- 
tificial bases , regardless of how 
appealing their attempts at "so- 
cial justice" may sound. 

A recent memorandum from 
the president's office stated that 
"all persons shall be afforded 
equal access to positions in the 

University limited only by their 
ability to do the job." A noble 
idea, indeed. 

The subsequent sentence 
painted a different picture alto- 
gether: "The University will es 
tablish goals and timetables for 
the employment of minorities 
and women." (Please understand 
that in no way am I pointing an 
accusatory finger at the admin 
istration. They, like all southern 
university administrators, are 
kept under close scrutiny in the 
area of civil rights.) 

The point is if one truly in 
tends to stick to the first prin 
ciple, he will eventually be 
thwarted by the latter. We are 
governed by laws that prohibit 
discrimination in hiring based 
on race, gender, ethnicity, 
religion.. .etc. By establishing 
"goals and timetables for the 
employment of minorities and 
women" aren't we then provid 
ing for discrimination based on 
race and/or gender? 

Enough is enough. Our gen 
eration must strive to be the first 
of many generations of... 

Tuesday, June 8, 1993 


Page 5 

It's not in the guide book, but it's worth seeing 


Consulting Editor 

I heard so much about it — its 
tall buildings, its theaters, its 
restaurants, its museums of art, 
its shops such as Tiffany and 
Macy's, its grand hotels, its 
excitement, its lights. I couldn't 
wait to see it all. 

When I finally visited New 
York City for the first time, I was 
struck with awe at its size. I was 
amazed by the skyscrapers. I 
was flabbergasted by the stun- 
ning theaters. I was wooed by 
the exquisite food, and I was 
dazzled by the art. But what 
mesmerized me the most was 
the television set in my minute 
hotel room. 

There before my eyes I 
watched psychic shows, talk 
shows, meditation shows and 
Spanish game shows. A whole 
new world of entertainment had 
just entered my life. I had dis- 
covered Public Access TV. 

The iridescent glow of the 20- 
inch screen filled my tiny room. 
As eccentric melody, a cross be- 
tween the Twilight Zone and The 
Love Boat themes, caught my 
attention. There on channel 17 
was a man dressed in black with 
a fog floating behind him. 

"I am Robert Bard. Let me 
predict your future. Call me, 
now," he said in a haunting New 
York accent. 

"Oh, right," I said to myself. 
"Who's going to call this guy?" 

To my surprise, the phones 
rang off the hook. Dozens of 
people begged Bard for informa- 
tion on their future life. 

"I'm feeling a child," Bard said 
with his hand on his head. "Do 
you have children?" 

"No," the caller said. 

"Are you pregnant?" 


"Okay, I see that you are go- 
ing to have a child within two 
years. Are you married?" 


"I feel that you could have a 

child sooner than two years. Your 
child's existence must be deter- 
mined by your husband," Bard 
advised her. 

This was ridiculous. I could 
have told her that. I was tempted 
to change, channels but I could 
not. I had to see what was next. 

Another caller asked Bard 
about her social life: "Will I ever 
get married?" 

"Are you seeing anyone , no w?" 

"Yes, well, no. I just broke up 
with this guy. He was a joke," 
she said. 

Bard closed his eyes and ap- 
peared to go into a trance. Then 
his eyes popped opened: "You 
will meet someone within the 
year. He will not be from New 
York. Do you travel a lot?" 


"Within the U.S.?" Bard 

"No, I am a sales person for a 
company here. I sell much in 

"I do see a British aura. Yes, 
you will meet a Englishman." 

I laughed at Bard once more 
and then changed the channel. I 
shouldn't have done that. I 
should have played it safe and 
stayed on the Robert Bard Psy- 
chic Extravaganza because chan- 
nel 16 scared me even more. 

"El restaurante de chino 
favorito de Daniel Ortega!" 
screamed a fat, balding man on 
a stage with showgirls in bril- 
liantly colored bikinis and what 
looked to be huge ostrich feath- 
ers strapped to their backs. 

From what I could make out, 
this was a Spanish television 
show. The host, a short aging 
man, was endorsing a Chinese 
restaurant that was Daniel 
Ortega's favorite place to eat 
when he is in town. 

The host and the show girls 
began to sing and dance. The 
crowd cheered. I scoffed. I was 
watching four girls and a fat 
man, whose pants kept falling 
down, dance up and down a stage 

and singing something in Span- 

This went on for about a 
minute. Then the host held up a 
record album. 

"Julio Jiminez. El es un 
Espanole famoso con un disco 
nuevo," he said. 

A blond young man appeared, 
and the audience went wild. The 
dancing girls parted to let him 
through. The host began talking 
to Jiminez so fast I could not 
catch what they were talking 
about. It appeared he asked him 
to sing a song; I could not really 

When Jiminez stepped up on 
stage, a petite, hysterical girl 
ran up and kissed him on the 
right cheek. The hot pink lip- 
stick left an impression on him. 

"Y ahora, Julio Jiminez un a 
cantar «£Vas a guererme, 
Seflorita?" jVaya, Julio!" 

The music began. The crowd 
cheered. The lights flashed. I 

"iVas a guererme, Seflorita?" 
Jiminez sang. "^Vas a guererme, 

Then something struck me 
funny. The lipstick mark on 
Jiminez's right cheek was no 
longer there. It was now on his 
left cheek. How did it move? I'm 
not sure, but I kept watching. 

"^Vas a guererme, Seflorita?" 
Jiminez kept singing. 

When he was finished sing- 
ing, he joined the host by the 
dancing girls to say good-bye. 
The lipstick mark was back on 
bis right side. I was not sure how 
this mysterious lipstick impres- 
sion kept moving around on this 
guy's face, but I was not going to 
find out. 

"jHasta luego!" I said as I 
switched back to channel 17 to 
catch the rest of the 
Robert Bard Psychic Extrava- 
ganza. I had missed the end of 
Bard's show, but what I saw ter- 
rified me. 

A rather homely lady sat on a 

mat surrounded by other elderly 
women. She screamed and 
tossed her head back and forth. 
Then she looked at the camera 
and shouted in a scratchy deep 
voice: "I am the Meditation Lady, 
how can I help you?" 

This was bizarre. From what 
looked to be a commune, this 
lady helped to forecast the fu- 
ture and help others solve prob- 
lems with their inner selves. 

This show was too much for 
me. I started to change chan- 
nels, but I could not do it. I had 
to listen to her explain the mean- 
ing of life. 

The poor quality video and 
audio made it hard to hear and 
see what was going on in her 
sanctum. What I could make out 
frightened me. This lady was 
telling her pupils to live free of 
money, men, sin, give her all 
their money and stay with her. 

I was afraid of getting brain- 
washed, so I changed back to 
channel 16. It never got any 

The Coca Crystal Show 
shocked me the most. A cheap 
set consisting of a curtain, a fold- 
ing table and folding chairs was 
the backdrop for this eccentric 
show. An older man with a beard 
and a woman with long, greasy 
hair sat at the table. Another 
person, a young retarded boy, 
sat on the floor going through 

"No, Jack, I'm not sure what 
that case was on but Gus is look- 
ing for it. Ill let you know what 
I find out. Next caller," the older 
man said to an apparent caller. 

"Hi. My name is Leroy. I just 
can't believe about that man get- 
ting beat up in L.A. Itjustwhite 
man against black man. White 
man against black man, that's 
what this world is coming to!" 
yelled the caller. 

Coca, the lady who was seem- 
ingly high on dope, chimed in, 
"You're right! Next caller." 

Gus had gotten up with a 

folder now and gave it to the 
man. Gus sneezed. 

"Emperor Hojo!" someone 
yelled off camera. 

"Thank you," Gus said. 

The man got up from his seat 
and sat down on a chair just out 
of the picture. Coca put on a pair 
of sunglasses and a hat. 

"I just want to say, I don't 
think that police chief in L.A. 
ought to be beat himself," she 

A small cigarette was passed 
to her and she took a puff. 

"I mean they ought to lock 
him in a cell with that black man 
and sell tickets to watch." 

She passed the cigarette back 
to the man off camera. Were 
they smoking marijuana? I could 
not tell for sure, but her speech 
and reaction speed continued to 
slow. Clouds of smoke occasion- 
ally rose from the side of the set 
where the man was sitting. The 
whole cast and crew were get- 
ting high. 

Coca continued to hang up on 
callers, while she kept taking 
her hat and sunglasses on and 
off. The man smoking dope off 
camera never came back on, and 
never said another word. Gus 
stayed on the floor. 

I knew then that I could not 
watch anymore. I had watched 
two hours of public access TV. I 
had never seen anything like it 
before. I did not like it, and I had 
my fill. I turned the television 
set off, rolled over and went to 

Looking back on my trip, I 
had a good time. I saw Broad- 
way plays. I saw the skyscrap- 
ers. I stayed in one of the grand- 
est hotels, and I ate in one of the 
most exquisite restaurants. I 
would tell anyone to visit New 
York. But when they ask me 
what to see in New York City, I 
will not tell them about the ho- 
tels, plays, or the restaurants. 

Ill tell them to make sure 
they see public access TV. 

Remember the "good 'ol days?" 

The following editorial appeared in the October 18, 1947 edition of The Current Sauce 

You call it democracy, I call it 
mob rule. The criminal violence 
perpetrated in the science build- 
ing and Caldwell Hall last Thurs- 
day was disgraceful to our school 
and it should not go unpunished. 

The spirit of the strike is not 
being questioned: it is the meth- 
ods that will be remembered. 

If you have forgotten in 48 
hours how it feels to behave like 

a group of rowdy children maybe 
this will refresh your memory: 

According to a report by Mr. 
F. G. Fournet, head of the sci- 
ence department, a group of ram- 
paging students broke through a 
classroom door that had been 
locked by one of the instructors, 
and squirted water into the room 
of another instructor. 

Later it was learned that the 

group in the science building had 
thrown an orange at the black- 
board, narrowly missing the in- 

In Caldwell Hall similar 
traces of vandalism were evi- 
denced. Students stormed into 
several classrooms, insulted the 
lecturers and, in many cases, 
forcibly removed students from 
their classes. 

Several fire regulations were 
broken in locking the doors to 
Caldwell Hall, but that is not so 

The thing we will look back 
on and regret is the shameful 
lack of care exhibited by most of 
those students that were par- 

Is this one day of anarchy the 
memory of college that you want 

to keep? 

Not all are guilty. Less than 
thirty students are responsible 
for most of the lawlessness. 

If an investigation by the ad- 
ministration is not made, if no 
blame is directed, no punishment 
given, the authorities will be 
scored with the worst possible 
dereliction of duty. 

Page 6 ^ Tuesday, June 8, 1993 

Demons and Lady Demons shine at 
Southland Conference Championship 

Strong individual performances and teamwork keyed Northwestern s success at Southland Conferees Championship FILE PHOTO 

Strong showings at the 1993 Southland 
Conference Outdoor track and field Cham- 
pionships put Northwestern atop league 
standings last month. Men's coach Leon 
Johnson credits ''the kids" on the team 
and their competitiveness for the men's 
second place and the women's third place 

The men's team won the 4x400 meter 
relay due in part to anchor LeMark Carter. 
Carter used that performance to help him 
mentally prepare for the rest of the com- 
petition. "After the finish in the 4x400, 1 
was motivated to do what I could for the 
team." Carter said. 

Broken records were the result of that 
motivation. Carter broke both school and 
meet records with his 55-2 3/4 feet leap in 
the triple jump. "We were within four 
points of Southwest Texas at that point 
and needed everything possible. I stuck 
each phase of the jump." 

The jump proved a career best for 
Carter, earning him a berth in the NCAA 
Outdoor Championships. He took third 
place at the NCAA Outdoors in March. 

Junior Ryan Martin had a similar re- 
action to the 4x400 win. Martin went on 
to set a school record 176-11 discus throw . 

"I watched that race and it fired me 
up," he said. "My throw felt perfect. It 
didn't wobble or anything." 

Eric Lancelin captured the high jump 
title from McNeese's Mike St. Julian af- 
ter the two faced each other in a jump-off 
for the honor. Lancelin started at 7-1 1/4 
while St. Julian missed his try, giving 
Lancelin his first SLC high jump crown 
since 1991. 

Northwestern's women's third place 

finish, also accomplished by several 
record-breaking performances, was their 
best ever. Competing in a field of ten, the 
women set records in both the 4x400 and 
4x100 relays. 

Several outstanding individual per- 
formances, including those by defending 
100 meter champ Marlene Garner and 

all-around performer Tiffany Freddie, 
helped the team attain its high ranking. 

According to women's coach Chris 
Maggio, "We reached the goals we set 
when we started with the program four 
years ago. It's fitting that we had three 
four-year seniors in the mile relay and 
they did what we had to have in order to 

win third place." 

"Along with some clutch performances, 
we had some outstanding times and 
marks," Johnson said. This was an ex- 
ceptionally high caliber conference cham- 
pionship and to finish so highly in both 
divisions says something about how our 
young men and women competed." 

Northwestern athletics ranks second in SLC 


Northwestern's athletic program ranks 
atop the Southland Conference among 
the league's football playing institutions 
according to the SLC's All-Sports stand- 

With the 10 member institutions 
ranked by points awarded for finishes in 
conference men's and women's sports com- 
bined. Northwestern was second overall 
behind Texas-Arlington, which does not 
play football. 

UTA led the unofficial race with 162 
points, 87 for finishes in women's sports 
and 75 in men's sports. Northwestern 
had 143 1/2 points — 67 1/2 in women's 
sports and 76 in men's sports. 

Third overall was Northeast Louisi- 
ana with 142 points — 86 for men's sports 
and 56 in women's sports. Fourth was 
Southwest Texas with 140 points followed 
by Texas-San Antonio (133), followed by 
McNeese State (124), Stephen F. Austin 
( 1 1 7 1/2), Sam Houston State (111), North 
Texas (89) and Nicholls State (75). 

While the ranking is unofficial, it is an 
accurate measure of the comprehensive 
excellence of Northwestern's total pro- 
gram, said athletic director Tynes 

"We've been extremely competitive in 
the Southland Conference throughout the 
year and these standings bear out that 
fact," he said. "Across the board, this has 

been a great year for sports at Northwest- 
ern. Ranking as the top football-playing 
athletic program in the league is a major 

In men's sports, Northwestern's 76 
points ranked second behind 86 for North- 
east, which won football and basketball 
titles. In women's sports, Northwestern 
ranked third, trailing UTA and Texas- 
San Antonio. 

Top finishes for Northwestern were 
highlighted by SLC championships in 
baseball and men's indoor track and field. 
The Demons were second in men's out- 
door track and field and third in football, 
women's basketball and women's outdoor 
track and field. 

"I can't say enough about our coaches," 
said Hildebrand. "We've got to give them 
credit. Our staff will stack up against 
anybody's." Hildebrand praised the 
coaches during a Tuesday morning staff 
meeting in which he reviewed the stand- 
ings. According to him, Northwestern's 
high standing was achieved although sev- 
eral other league institutions have sig- 
nificantly larger budgets, 

"We're taking our resources and maxi- 
mizing them through the dedication and 
hard work by our coaches and student 
athletes. Our administration has been 
very supportive of athletics and our 
alumni, supporters and townspeople play 
a big role in any success we achieve." 

Tuesday, June 8, 1993 


Page 7 

Sports in brief 

■ Track and field camp to be held 
July 11-15 

Track and field enthusiasts entering 
grades 7-12 next fall can get a week of 
intensified training in their events at the 
Northwestern Track and Field and Cross 
Country Camp July 11-15. 

Olympic medalist Natasha Kaiser 
Brown headlines the camp staff. The camp 
offers boys and girls instruction in all 
events including training methods, nu- 
trition education, biomechanical analy- 
sis, flexibility and training, race strate- 
gies, injury therapy and prevention, and 
psychological preparation. 

The camp fees are $180 for residents 
and $150 for commuters, with meals in- 
cluded in both plans. A team discount is 

The camp will be held at the NSU 
track Complex, check-in is from 3-5 p.m. 
on July 11 at the NSU fieldhouse. For 
more information call 357-4290 or 357- 

■ "Coach of the Year" Jim Wells to 
conduct baseball camp 

Registration is continuing this week 
for the fourth annual Demon Summer 
Baseball Camps at Northwestern for boys 
ages 7-17 entering grades 1-11 next fall. 

Southland Conference "Coach of the 
Year" Jim Wells and his Southland Con- 
ference champion staff will hold two week- 
long camps: June 14-18 and June 21-25. 

Both camps are open to commuters 
only. Campers may register at 8 a.m. on 
the Monday of each session. Tuition for 
the camp is $70. The tuition cost includes 
a T-shirt, insurance, and instruction. 

Campers will receive videotape analy- 
sis of individual skills along with instruc- 
tion in nutrition, weightlifting and condi- 
tioning, study habits baseball field fun- 
damentals rules, team concepts and strat- 

For more information, call the Demon 
baseball office at 357-4139. 

■ Football camp accepting applica- 

The 1993 Northwestern State Foot- 
ball Camp is accepting applicants for reg- 
istration from boys entering grades 7-12 
next fall. 

The camp will be conducted by Demon 
head coach Sam Goodwin from July 11- 
14. The camp will address instruction to 
the individual ability of each boy, teach- 
ing basic fundamentals and essential 
skills with the emphasis on individual 
conditioning. Campers may participate 
in weightlifting, swimming, calisthenics 
and conditioning skills. 

The registration deadline is July 6 and 
includes a T-shirt, insurance, meals, in- 
struction and an awards ceremony. 
Check-in is from 12-2 p.m. on July 11 in 
the Purple and White Room of the North- 
western fieldhouse. Campers may regis- 
ter at that time, but are urged to prereg- 
ister. All quarterbacks must bring their 

own football to the camp. 

For more information, call the Demon 
Football Office at 357-5252. 

■ Hedrick, Walsh receive Scholar- 
Athlete Awards 

Academic All-America fullback Guy 
Hedrick and women's track and cross 
country star Maryalyce Walsh received 
Northwestern's Scholar-Athlete Awards 
at the recent conference honors luncheon. 

Held in conjunction with the annual 
spring meetings of SLC administrators 
and members, the lunch honored top male 
and female student athletes from each of 
the ten member institutions. 

Hedrick, who graduated summa cum 
laude May 7 , was a first team All-America 
pick last fall . He was only the sixth player 
in SLC history to win that honor. 

Walsh, a sophomore liberal arts major 
, from Humble, Texas, holds school records 
in the 3000, 5000 and 10,000 meter runs. 
She helped Northwestern's women to their 
best-ever finishes — fourth indoors and 
third outdoors — in this year's track and 
field conference championships. 

In cross country, she was third in 
the 1991 USA Junior Cross Country 
Championships and fourth in the 1991 
SLC Championship. 

■ Girls basketball camp set for last 
week in June 

Girls entering grades 5-12 next fall 
can register now for the annual North- 
western State Lady Demon Basketball 
Camp set for June 27-July 1 in Prather 

Lady Demon head coach James Smith, 
along with many top high school coaches 
will instruct participants according to 
their skill level and age group. Areas of 
emphasis include basketball skills, team 
play, sportsmanship, conditioning, rules 
and strategy. 

The $175 registration fee includes 
housing, meals, instruction, recreation 
and awards. Commuters pay a $95 fee. 

For more information, call ^he Lady 
Demon basketball office at 357-5891. 

■ Joseph named GTE Academic All- 

Northwestern sophomore outfielder 
Terry Joseph has been need to the GTE 
Academic All-District baseball team. 

Joseph, an All-America Conference 
first-team pick, was second on the team 
in batting with a .373 average and led the 
Southland Conference with 28 stolen 

As lead-off batter, he ignited a Demon 
attack that carried Northwestern to the 
Southland Conference regular-season 
championship and a 40-14 record, the 
best in school history. 

Joseph was one of three Southland 
Conference players named to the team. 
He joins Grambling catcher Karl Walker 
and outfielder David Metteis of Texas- 



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Campus Quotes: What are your thoughts about this summer's fee 

payment experience? 

Ceseley Stewart 


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right time it's okay, but if 
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Cathy Wilson 


"Compared to Fall and 
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Dennis Spires 


"I'm excited about 
registration and hope that 
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Irvin Raphael 


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Dr. Durlabhji accepted by 
faculty of International 
University of Japan 

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Dr. Durlabhji accepted by 
faculty of International 
University of Japan 

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Louisiana Sportswriters 
Hall of Fame induction 

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t£f)e Current 


Tuesday, June 22, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Vol. 82, No. 2 

Mabou captures 
second runner-up 


Melissa Mabou, Miss Northwestern 
Lady of the Bracelet, led the way in a 
strong showing by Northwestern students 
competing in the Miss Louisiana Pag- 
eant. Mabou was named second runner- 
up Saturday, winning $3000 in scholar- 
ship money. - - 

Second runner-up was the best finish 
for a Miss L.O.B. since Zina Curlee placed 
as first runner-up in 1980. 

"It was shocking to do so well in my 
first year of pageants," Mabou said. "I 
was excited to represent Northwestern 
and I hope I did well." 

Mabou was thankful for the enthusi- 
astic following that made the trip to Mon- 
roe for the pageant. 

"Everyone at Northwestern and my 
friends and family were so supportive of 
me," Mabou said. "It was so helpful dur- 
ing the talent competition to have a group 
of people out there cheering for me." 

More pageants are in the future for 
Mabou, a native of Deville. 

"I wanted to try again even before I 
made it to the top 10, and now I definitely 
want to go back," Mabou said. "I was 

worried how I would get along with the 
other contestants, but I made some great 
friends and will keep in touch with them. 
I can t wait to get here an d com pete agai n . " 

Julie Cameron earned a total of $1000 
in scholarships for winning the interview 
and non-finalist talent competitions. 
Cameron, a Northwestern student from 
Hineston, is the current Miss Louisiana 

Another Northwestern student, 
Christy Moncrief of Springhill (Miss Uni- 
versity), won the essay competition and a 
$3000 scholarship. 

Also competing in the competition from 
Northwestern were Kelly Cobb, Miss 
Caddo Lake; and Rebecca Bade, Miss 
City of Roses. 

Katherine Teague. a Louisiana Tech 
student from Shreveport and the reign- 
ing Miss Natchitoches City of Lights . won 
the competition and will represent Loui- 
siana at the Miss America Pageant. 

According to Carl "Skeeter" Henry, 
director of student activities, the univer- 
sity should be proud of all of the North- 
western students who competed. 

"All of the girls represented North- 
western well," Henry said. "Even the girls 
who didn't win did a very fine job for the 


Melissa Mabou introduces herself to the crowd at the Miss Louisiana Pageant 

Graduate program sees early success 

Enrollment in new intensive studies curriculum exceeds director's expectations 


Managing Editor 

"Accommodating the students totally" 
is the idea behind Northwestern 's new 
Intensive Graduate Program, according 
to its director, Anthony Scheffler. 

"We give the students what they need," 
said Scheffler. "We guarantee course work 
for all the students so they don't have to 
wait for a class to be offered." 

The program offers graduate students 
the opportunity to complete the 
requirements for a masters degree within 
two summers by offering 12 credit hours 
per summer toward one of five degree 
programs. So far, the program seems to 
be a success. 

"When we started, our goal was to 
recruit around 40 students," said 
Scheffler. "We don't have any definite 
numbers yet, but we believe enrollment 
to be around eighty students at this point. 

The program has far exceeded our goals." 

The group is as diverse as it is large. 
According to Scheffler, almost all 50 states 
and several foreign countries including 
Burma, Canada and Panama are 
represented in the Intensive Graduate 
Program. Many of those participating are 
already teachers in those parts of the 

The reason classes are held during the 
summer is to accommodate the eclectic 
group. However, the program provides 

extra flexibility through other modes of 
learning including satellite classes, 
optional transfer classes from other 
universities and at-home classes 
scheduled for times other than the regular 
summer session. 

Despite its versitility, the program is 
not easy. In fact, some students say the 
program's title refers to the type of care 
those enrolled would need after its 

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Scheffler agrees, saying that the 
methods used to complete the program 
aren't for everyone. 

Applicants are screened for graduate 
test scores before being accepted so "they 
are not set up for failure." Afterwards, a 
day-long orientation is held to inform 
students of just what it will take to 
successfully complete course study. 

Northwestern is only one of two 
universities in the nation which offer an 
Intensive Graduate Program. The idea 
was originated by Dr. Paul Peddicord, 
whom Scheffler calls the "guru of the 
intensive delivery format." Peddicord first 
implemented his idea at the University of 
Southern Mississippi over 14 years ago. 

Peddicord, in conjunction with 
Northwestern's Dean of Graduate 
Studies, was instrumental in developing 
the plan used here. 

Last July, Peddicord asked Scheffler if 
he would be interested in directing the 
program. Since then, Peddicord has acted 
as advisor to the Northwestern program. 

The Northwestern model is similar to 
that used by USM with slight variances 
to accommodate NSU's individuality. 
Presently, graduates may enroll under 
special education, educational 

administration and supervision, guidance 
and education, elementery teaching and 
music programs. Three more programs 
are tenatively scheduled for next year. 

Students enroll in classes totaling 
twelve hours of credit per summer. 
Between summer sessions, remaining 
classes may be easily picked up at other 
universities or over satellite since the 
classes offered in the program are regular 
graduate courses that are already being 
taught at NSU. 

"Bridge" courses allow students to to 
complete assignments at home in an 
application mode and are also offered 
between summer sessions through 

According to Scheffler, using those 
regularly offered courses along with the 
same faculty who normally teach them, 
makes the program financially and 
academically practical. 

Scheffler says that NSU has the 
opportunity to have a "very fine" graduate 
program ifthe intensive format is allowed 
to grow at a natural pace, matching the 
success of USM which offers 2 1 degree 
programs to more than 300 students in 
the foreseeable future. But with state 
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Business professor to teach in Japan 

Expert in Japanese business management views trip as a learning experience 

Subhash Durlabhji. an associate pro- 
fessor of business at Northwestern, was 
recently accepted by the faculty of the 
International University of Japan as a 
vi si ti ng professor forthespnngi994term. 

Durlabhji whose intensive research 
into Japanese business management 
dates back 12 years, will serve as visiting 
professor at the IUJ Graduate School of 
International Relations. 

Durlabhji, a native of Jaipur. India, 
has been with Northwestern since Au- 
gust of 1987. He received a bachelor's 
degree in industrial engineering in 1970, 
a master of business administration de- 
gree in 1971 from Cornell University and 
a Ph.D. in business administration from 
Michigan .State University in 1981. 

After years of specialized research in 
the field of Japanese business manage- 
ment and organization. Durlabhji wel- 
comed the opportunity to teach in Japan. 

"I wanted to go to Japan to do some 
research and learn about Japanese busi- 
ness first hand," Durlabhji said. 

Durlabhji has been studying the Japa- 
nese language, but during his visit to 
Japan next spring, he will teach courses 
in English. The two courses he will teach 

will be part of the Competitive Business 
Management Program iCBM) at the uni- 

Titles for the courses are "Japanese 
Business and Management Studies in- 
English literature" and "Management in 
Cultural Perspective." The first course 
deals with how Japanese business prac- 
tices are viewed and studied in the United 
States. The second course will involve the 
comparison of Japanese and American 
culture and how it affects business man- 

"This is the main thrust in my re- 
search: how culture aff ects management 
and how the two are tied together," 
Durlabhji said. 

He admits that his situation is some- 
what ironic. "Here is this Indian in 
America going to Japan to teach the J apa- 
nese students about Japanese business." 

He became interested in Japanese 
business management and organization 
while doing research for his Ph.D. 

"My research led me to believe the way 
we organize our institutions has a pro- 
found affect on how people in the organi- 
zation relate," he said. The way [West- 
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employees in a non-emotional, contrac- 
tual relationship with the organization 
and therefore with each other. 

"Since work is such an important part 
of peoples lives, the fact that it is so 
emotionally dry leaves employees with a 
less than satisfactory working experi- 

Durlabhji explained that Japanese 
business takes a more personal approach 
to management. 

"Japanese employees are very much 
emotionally involved with their organi- 
zation and with their colleagues, which 
led me to study their methods," Durlabhji 
said. "The more I read, the more fasci- 
nated I was with Japanese business and 
with Japanese culture in general." 

Durlabhji believes this emotional in- 
volvement is at the core of Japanese suc- 
cess in business management. 

"I attribute the power of Japanese 
business to the emotional relationships 
that Japanese employees have with the 
organization and with each other," he 
said . 

Durlabhji co-authored a book entitled 
"Japanese Management" with Norton E. 
Marks which was published this year. 


Subhash Durlabhji, a Northwestern 
associate professor of business, will 
travel to Japan for the Spring 1994 
semester as a visiting professor at the 
International University of Japan. 

"It will be fun," Durlabhji said. "It will 
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The magical 
number 15... 

While we never pretend to understand every ad- 
ministrative decision at Northwestern, one policy 
has us particularly perplexed: teacher pay for sum- 
mer classes. 

For teaching a class with less than 15 students, a 
teacher's pay is figured by dividing the number of 
students registered in the class by 15 and then 
multiplying by the normal salary. However, once a 
class's enrollment reaches 15, the augmentation of 
pay ceases. That is, a teacher with a class of 60 
receives the same compensation as a teacher with a 
class of 15. 

What is so magical about the number 15? If the 
work involved with teaching a class of 5 is only worth 
one third of the pay for that with a class of 15, is not 
the demands of teaching a class of 45 worth three 
times those of a class of 15? 

Perhaps the university is privy to some new-age 
research findings that indicate teachers increase 
their effort in direct proportion to the number of 
students in their classes until the enrollment reaches 
15, at which point the effort levels off. 

If this is the case, then students in a class of 60 
receive only one-fourth the effort per student com- 
pared to a class of 15. It follows that students in a 
class of 60 should only have to pay one-fourth the 
amount of tuition. 

If the administration is sincere in its promise that 
"students come first" at Northwestern, steps should 
be taken to add consistency to summer enrollment 
policies on both the student and faculty sides. 

Classes should be closed to enrollment after reach- 
ing a reasonable size. If ample student interest in the 
class still exists after closing, another section should 
be opened. 

Teacher pay for summer sessions should be uni- 
form, if for no other reason than morale. An unhappy 
faculty is not conducive to a pleasant learning envi- 

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'Scholarship' pageants: 
instituionalized sexism 



Five Northwestern students 
competed admirably last week- 
end at the Miss Louisiana Pag- 
eant. By all accounts, all five 
represented the university with 
pride and dignity. All five de- 
serve the respect and admira- 
tion of their peers. All five, due 
both to their most recent per- 
formances and the hard work 
required to even reach the com- 
petition, are truly representa- 
tive of the term "winner." How- 
ever, the most obvious of the 
shared characteristics, all five 
are women. 

The inconsistency with 
which this nation deals with 
the gender issue has been a 
sore spot to all advocates of 
equality since the radical femi- 
nist movements of the 60s and 
70s completely redefined the 
concept. Equality no longer 
meant equal opportunity, it 
meant equal results. Equality 
no longer meant equal pay for 

equal work, it meant blatant 
discrimination against males 
in hiring, promotion, and even 
college admission standards 
(ask any male who has tried to 
enter law school of late). 

If one calls the Miss Louisi- 
ana Pageant a beauty contest, 
he or she will immediately in- 
cur the wrath of one of the pag- 
eant industry's many support- 
ers, and rightly so. Granted, 
not one of the girls who com- 
peted in Monroe would fall un- 
der the societal classification of 
ugly. However, these women 
are also extremely talented, 
most are articulate, and all dem- 
onstrate a tremendous amount 
of self-confidence and poise 
under very trying circum- 

Why, then, is the pageant 
limited to women? Yes, I've 
heard the argument that a man 
could compete if he wanted to 
fight to get in. I ask you, what 
normal male would have any 
desire to attain the title Miss 
Louisiana? Further, those 
males in need of funding for 

their educations are placed in a 
no win situation. Do they try to 
compete for the scholarships 
and risk being ostracized by 
their friends? Or worse, are the 
scholarships worth being 
known as Tinker Bell for the 
rest of their lives? 

This complete disregard for 
the psyches and self-esteem of 
financially strapped males 
shows a remarkable lack of sen- 
sitivity on the part of society. 

(Any reader who is begin- 
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allegation of sexism is ludicrous 
is beginning to get the right 

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Standards should not be lowered 
to appease the less capable 



When I attended my sister's 
high school graduation a few- 
weeks ago, I listened to her best 
friend deliver his valedictorian 
address. He spoke about favor- 
ite memories, old friends, and 
the importance of his parents. 
It wasn't an unusual address, 
but it sparked an idea. What 
would have happened if the re- 
ward for being the top student 
was removed? 

All too often the high stan- 
dards that help to create a bet- 
ter person are lowered to ac- 
commodate others. Not every- 
one can be at the top. 

I faced the fact that a hier- 
archy will always exist. Those 
most capable will rise to the top, 
while those with lesser abilities 
will stay behind. 

I haven't quite decided what 
should be done about those that 
stay behind, but my concern is 
for those at the top. The rewards 
available to the best are what 
make the journey to the top so 

Lately I've noticed that some 
people want to lower the stan- 
dard to suit a larger number. 
Special education — the gifted 
end of the spectrum — is often a 

It's my understanding that 
the administration in my parish 
felt that a gifted program was 
unnecessary because bright stu- 
dents need less teaching than 
the average student. A "talent 
pool" was created, which in- 
cluded more students with lesser 
capabilities. "Gifted" became 
"honors," and the quality of their 
education was damaged because 
there was a limit to how much 
they could learn. 

Programs like the Louisiana 
School help to resolve problems 
that the administrators in my 
area make. The best people, stu- 
dents in particular, need to be 
identified, and guided to the 
highest rung on the ladder. 

It doesn't take much to by- 
pass the rules, and unfortu- 
nately I see it most in educa- 
tion. Anyone can get a high 
school diploma, or even a 
bachelor's degree. Sally 
Struther's offers many "home 
college programs" that you can 
complete with a telephone and 
a remote control! 

Just days after I celebrated 
my sister's hard earned diploma, 
I heard about an unfortunate 
New Orleans public school stu- 
dent. She wasn't allowed to re- 
ceive her diploma with the rest 
of her classmates. 

Lots of people may feel sorry 
for her, but if I hadn't passed 

the LEAP tests (a.k.a. exitexam) 
even I wouldn't have graduated. 
She failed a portion of the math 
exam, which is a requirement 
for Louisiana public school stu- 
dents for graduation. She ap- 
pealed to a judge and won!! 

Unfortunately, the letter al- 
lowing her to walk in the cer- 
emony arrived at the school a 
day late. I imagine now that 
this girl will receive her diploma 
and head straight for one of 
Louisiana's finest universities! 
Her diploma means as much as 
mine, yet she probably can't add 
two plus two. If someone cannot 
do the work required, they 
should not be allowed the same 
benefits as those that can. 

My sixth grade teacher, Mr. 
Clark, is a wise man who knows 
that second place doesn't count. 
He told a story of his junior high 
school track days, and how dur- 
ing the last meet, he came in 

second. It was the first time 
that he placed, and the medal 
was presented to him Olympic 
style. He left the race feeling 
like a winner. 

On the trip home, his coach 
had a few memorable words 
with him. After the coach yelled 
about the disgrace of coming in 
second, he threw the medal out 
of the bus window. He insisted 
that people should never be sat- 
isfied with second place. 

That story reminds me of 
why I try as hard as I can to live 
up to my full potential. I think 
that those who reach high stan- 
dards should be given great re- 

Mr. Clark had a poster in our 
classroom that 111 never forget. 
It simply read "you can't soar 
like an eagle, if you're sur- 
rounded by a bunch of turkeys." 
I tend to agree. 

Hate merely breeds greater prejudice 



This past Sunday afternoon, 
my wife had gone to the Texaco 
station across from the univer- 
sity. After filling the car, she 
went in and paid the bill and 
left the store walking back to 
her car. 

As she walked, two black 
men began to call out to her and 
say things like, "Hey, baby, I 
like your — " and other words 
describing sexual behavior they 
Would enjoy performing with 
my wife. 

I will be the first to agree 
that my wife is very beautiful, 
and when I first met her, I 

thought the very same thing 
these men said but I wasn't stu- 
pid enough to say them. 

I am a white, 41-year-old 
man, born and raised in the 
good old state of Louisiana. I 
never thought the Ku Klux Klan 
was good and I think prejudice 
is a sin just like adultery, steal- 
ing, murder, cheating on your 
taxes, etc. But like most other 
Americans, I am prejudiced. 

Yeah, that's right. I said I am 
prejudiced. Jimmy Carter said 
he had committed adultery in 
his heart. I am saying that I am 

I think the Democrats can't 
find a good president, I have 
problems accepting feminist 
dogma, all Democrats are weak 

except Louisiana democrats (re- 
member reconstruction?), and 
all moderates are simply liberal 
Democrats disguised as moder- 
ates. See, I proved my state- 
ment. I am prejudiced as well as 
ignorant of some facts. And al- 
though I am not necessarily cor- 
rect in all my opinions, I will be 
quick to voice them. 

I also have some racial preju- 
dices that carried over from the 
period of my life called the 1950s, 
'60s, 70s, '80s and into the 
present, and although I don't 
like to face this monster called 
prejudice, I realize only a cow- 
ard hides from himself. 

Not that it is not somewhat 
normal for all people united by 
race, creed or politics to assume 

that their race, credo or political 
party is best; just as Americans 
feel it is natural to feel that 
America is the best country in 
the world and that the American 
political system is best. These 
are both expressions of preju- 

But what does this have to do 
with my feelings about those two 
ignorant human beings (I admit 
I really am not thinking Chris- 
tian thoughts about these men)? 
Is it fair to say that were they 
white men they would not have 
said those things to my wife? It 
would be stupid of me to think 
that. So what does this have to 
do with those cockroaches of hu- 
manity that so rudely treated 
the woman of my life? 

The Current Sauce remembers: 

Only this. It is only after I lay 
aside my hatred, my prejudice 
and the natural bias (natural 
because it was nurtured into me) 
present in my life, that I am able 
to make rational choices. And 
then I am able to see the choice of 
two emotions: love, leading to 
forgiveness and forgetfulness, or 
hate, leading to greater preju- 
dice and fearful grudges. My 

Finally, if there is something 
good about this situation, it 
would have to be that it reminds 
me again that the monster ( preju- 
dice) is not dead. I still must deal 
with it in my own life. And it also 
reminds me that I can forgive. 
And I will forgive... in time. 

Attention: Normal Is 
at War! 

Yes, that is what we 
said! Normal is at war! No, we 
lon't mean the petty free-for- 
ill between the freshmen and 
ocal high school boys. We 
Sean the scrap which started 
December 7, 1941. We mean 
that fight which our country is 
low putting up for its life. And 
p do mean that Normal is in 

We haven't been 
bombed here at Normal. We 
haven't battles or even guerilla 
warfare unless one would 
apply that term to what goes 
on outside the dining hall 
everyday. But we have seen 
hundreds of our normal men 
march away to take part; and 
many normalites here have 
contributed their time and 
money to the effort. But it isn't 
enough yet! We must keep on! 

Red Cross Room 

There is a surgical 
dressingroom on campus, you 
know, girls. And what's more, 
the work isn't drudgery at all, 
but a lot of fun since the new 
folding boards were bought. 
Reports come in that there are 
far too few girls helping make 
bandages. Let's pep up! 

War Bonds and 

Let's not forget to 
keep on buying these. The 

drive is never over — not 'til 
Johnnny comes marching 

National War Fund 

■ This combined dirve is 
convenient in that it 
eliminates so many separate 
drives. Member agencies are 
the USO, United Seaman's 
Service, War Prisoners' Aid, 
Belgian War Relief, British 

War Relief Society, French 
Relief Fund, Friends of 
Luxembourg, Greek War Relief 
Association, Norwegian Relief, 
Polish War Relief, Queen 
Wilhelmina Fund, Russian 
War Relief, United China 
Relief, United Czechoslovak 
Relief, United Yugoslav Relief 
Fund, Refugee Relief Trustees, 
and U. S. Committee for Care 
of Europena Children. 
November 6, 1943. 

Page 6 


Tuesday, June 22, 1993 

Demons rank first in SLC academics 

The Demons of Northwestern State 
placed more mate athletes on the 1993 
Southland Conference Spring Academics 
Honor Roll than any other SLC member 
school, conference officials reported this 

Northwestern placed 18 student-ath- 
letes on the spring honor roll. Northeast 
placed 17 males, followed by Sam 
Houston's 16. 

The Lady Demons' 17 honorees were 
second to Northeast's 22. In all. 39 Indi- 
ans and Lady Indians were included, fol- 
lowed by 35 Demons and Lady Demons 
and 26 Roadrunners and Lady Roadrun- 
ners from the University of Texas-San 

The list of SLC student-athletes in- 
cludes seven former north and central 
Louisiana prep standouts: Natchitoches' 
Susan Baxter, Florien's Angela Lucius, 
Winnfield's Matt Machen, Alexandria's 
Brad Sievers, and Shreveport's Shane 
Culver, Amy Grisham and Ashley 

The Southland Conference 1993 Spring 
Honor Roll is made up of student-athletes 

who attend one of the 10 SLC schools and 
who maintain a 3.0 grade point average 
over the previous school year. 

The conference honor list includes 18 
Demons (11 in track and field, five in 
baseball and two in basketball) and 17 
Lady Demons (six in track, six in Softball, 
three in tennis and two in basketball) as 
student-athletes who kept a 3.0 or better 
in their degree programs at Northwest- 
ern last year. 

Baxter, a sophomore business admin- 
istration major and Lady Demon basket- 
ball player, posts a 3.35 grade point aver- 
age, and teammate Lucius, a sophomore 
health and physical education major, car- 
ries a 3.70. 

Machen, a junior business adminis- 
tration major and Demon baseball player, 
keeps a 3.07. Sievers. a senior health and 
physical education major, carries a 3.37 
g.p.a. while Culver, who graduated last 
month in general studies, had a 3.06 
g.p.a. Both participate in track and field 
for the Demons. 

Senior health and physical education 
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Other Demon track athletes who made 
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general studies major Rene Coronado 
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Additional Demon baseball players 
recognized by the SLC for academics were 
senior journalism majors Troy Conkle 
(3.20) and Reggie Gatewood (3.45), sopho- 
more business administration major 
Terry Joseph (3.37), and junior chemistry 
major Scotty Stafford (3.07). 

Other Demon softballers to make the 
honor roll were junior social work major 
Shannon Bolin (3.01), sophomore English 

education major Robin Gatto (3.46). 
sophomore computer information sys- 
tems major Jennifer Jammack (3.49). 
and senior biology major Nicole Kilgore 

Lady Demons track and field partici- 
pants wno received SLC academic hon- 
ors are senior health and physical educa- 
tion major Karen Allemana (3.56), sopho- 
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major Judv Norris (3.64). sophomore lib- 
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and sophomore home economics major 
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Members of the Lady Demon tennis 
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(3.90). Demon basketball players to make 
the SLC list were junior health and physi- 
cal education major Tony Beaubouef 

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Hall of Fame induction set for this weekend 

Grambling star and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams among six legends to be enshrined 

Six sports stars will be formally in- 
ducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of 
Fame June 26 at Prather Coliseum dur- 
ing a banquet, capping two days of festivi- 
ties at Northwestern. 

The inductees include Doug Williams, 
Super Bowl XXII hero and Grambling 
football great; Charles Alexander, LSU 
football legend; Calvin Natt, basketball 
star of Bastrop and Northeast Louisiana; 
Connie Ryan, venerable baseball figure; 
Edna Tarbutton, whose Baskin High 
School teams won eight consecutive state 
girls basketball championships; and "Cot- 
ton" Nash, three time basketball Ail- 

The 21st annual Hall of Fame activi- 
ties at Northwestern include a Friday 
night reception, a Saturday morning press 
conference, a scramble golf tournament, 
a tour of historic Natchitoches, a recep- 
tion at the Hall of Fame in Prather Coli- 
seum and the induction banquet and cer- 
emonies in the Student Union Ballroom 
at Northwestern. 

The six 1993 inductees join only 145 
previous honorees in the Hall of Fame. 
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame was 
founded by the Louisiana Sportswriters 
Association in 1958 and its permanent 
home at Northwestern was established 
in 1972. 

Doug Williams earned a place in pro 
sports history with his record-shattering 
Most Valuable Player performance in 
Super Bowl XXII, leading the Washing- 
ton Redskins to a blowout win over the 
Denver Broncos. He put new champion- 
ship game standards in the National Foot- 
ball League statistical manual for most 
yards passing (340), most yards passing 
in a single quarter (228), most touchdown 
passes (4) and longest completion (80 

Williams first drew nationwide acclaim 
as an All-American quarterback for leg- 
endary coach Eddie Robinson's Grambling 
Tigers. At Grambling State University, 
he established 1 1 school records in either 
total offense or passing and was chosen 
twice to the All-Southwestern Athletic 
Conference squad. 

As a senior in 1977, he was named to 
the first unit of the Associated Press All- 
American team, selected as the Louisi- 
ana collegiate "Athlete of the Year" and 
finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy 

Williams is very pleased to be inducted 
into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. 

"There's no place like home and to be 
honored by your home state is the ulti- 
mate an athlete can receive," he said. 
"When I was told I was going to be one of 
the inductees, it struck me so much off 
guard I really didn't know how to react. I 
began thinking about all of the great 
athletes and individuals who have made 
it into our state's Hall of Fame." 

Charles Alexander was one of LSUs 
most decorated players as a two-time 
consensus All-America running back in 
1977-78 before going on to a seven-year 
NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals, 


■ Doug Williams, Super Bowl XXII MVP 

■ Charles Alexander, LSU football legend 

■ Calvin Natt, NLU basketball star 

H Connie Ryan, venerable baseball figure 

B Edna Tarbutton, 9- time state basketball champ 

■ Cotton Nash, 3-time basketball All-American 

highlighted by a trip to the 1981 Super 

Alexander didn't plan to become a pro- 
fessional football player, however. 
Alexander said he set his sights on three 
simple goals when he left Ball High School. 
"I wanted to earn a degree, have some fun 

playing football at LSU and go home 

to coach high school football," he said. 

He accomplished the first two, but 
came up way short on the final one. In- 
stead of becoming a coach, Alexander 
became a first-round draft choice of the 
Bengals and was a starting running back 
for most of his career. 

Nicknamed "Charles the Great," he 
made four All-American teams in 1977 
and five in 1 978. Alexander set nine South- 
eastern Conference records, tied another 
and set 27 LSU records in his remarkable 
career, including most rushing yards in a 
game (237), most rushing yards in a sea- 
son ( 1 ,686 ) and most rushing touchdowns 
in a game (4) and season (17). 

Calvin Natt, a Bastrop native, won 
major college basketball All-American 
honors to cap a sensational career. Natt 
took the Northeast campus by storm in 
1976, cracking the starting lineup from 
day one and becoming the highest scoring 
freshman in the country by averaging 
20.6 points per game. 

As a sophomore he averaged 29 points 
per game and began to attract national 
attention and take on the look of a future 
NBA star. Denny Crum chose Natt to 
play on the U.S. team at the World Uni- 
versity Games along with Magic Johnson, 
Larry Bird, Sidney Moncrief, Bill 
Cartwright and others. 

The eighth player taken in the 1979 
NBA Draft, Natt made the NBA All- 
Rookie Team in 1980 and played in the 
1985 NBA All-Star Game. 

Bad knees and problems with his Achil- 
les' heels probably cut Natt's career short 
by a few years. Today Natt is the proud 
owner of Natt Mortuary, a funeral home 
in Denver. His transition from baskets to 
caskets has been a successful one and the 
excitement and electricity associated with 
his NBA career are part of his past. 

Connie Ryan, a native and resident of 
New Orleans, spent 45 years in profes- 
sional baseball as an infielder, coach and 

manager. He made two trips to the World 
Series (1947, 1958) and earned a spot in 
the 1944 All-Star Game. 

Ryan earned the first full scholarship 
awarded for baseball at LSU. He didn't 
get to play varsity baseball for the Tigers 
because freshmen weren't allowed to com- 
pete in varsity sports then. Ryan signed 
with the Atlanta Crackers of the Class 
AA Southern Association. 

The Crackers sold him to the the New 
York Giants, then managed by New Or- 
leans native and 1958 Hall of Fame in- 
ductee Mel Ott, in 1942. He also played 
for the Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds, 
Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White 

Ryan played for 12 years in the ma- 
jors, building a lifetime batting average 
of .248. He spent the next three decades 
as a scout and manager in Atlanta ( 1975) 
and Texas (1977). 

Ryan also coached with the Milwau- 
kee Braves, including 1957, when they 
defeated the New York Yankees in the 
World Series. 

Edna Tarbutton fashioned one of the 
more remarkable coaching records in 
Louisiana history. As girls' basketball 
coach for 33 years at Baskin High School 
(near Winnsboro in Franklin Parish),she 
amassed a 654-263-2 record. She guided 
her teams to nine state titles — including 
eight in a row from 1948-55. 

Her teams put together 218 consecu- 
tive wins in a five year stretch from 1947- 
53. The Baskin Lady Rams didn't lose 
until Jan. 7, 1953, when Franklin Parish 
rival Winnsboro rose to the occasion be- 
fore a packed house to win 33-27. In the 
eight-year run of championships, Baskin 
lost only twice in 313 games. 

The era of Baskin's dominance began 
with the arrival of eighth-grader Dixie 
Baskin — a forward who never played a 
losing game in her career — and fresh- 
men Mildred Ragdale, a 5- 10 forward and 
Juanita Glass. 

Known jokingly as Tiny" (she's 5-11), 
Tarbutton got her start in basketball play- 
ing at Ouachita High School. She com- 
pleted two years at Northeast Junior 
College and then went to Northwestern. 
Three months after graduating from NSU 
in 1943, Tarbutton accepted the jobs of 

girls basketball coach and social studies 
teacher at Baskin High School. 

Today Tarbutton spends her time with 
her hobbies — her flower bed and gar- 
den — but she still follows basketball. "I 
don't go to as many games as I used to," 
she said. "I keep up with NLU and Tech. 
I'm primarily interested in the girls." 

"Cotton" Nash became Kentucky's first 
three-time All-American star and went 
on to play professional basketball — and 
baseball. He was a four-sport star at Lake 
Charles High School in 1958-60. He played 
nine years of professional baseball, in- 
cluding brief major league stints in three 
seasons. He also played in the NBA with 
the Lakers and Warriors in 1964-65 and 
in the ABA with Louisville in 1967-68. 

to be honored 
at induction 


News Editor 

Two Louisiana sports journalists will 
be honored June 25-26 at the at the 1993 
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction 
activities at Northwestern. 

M.L. Lagarde, Tulane publicist, and 
the late Austin Wilson, former Associ- 
ated Press Louisiana sports editor will 
receive the state's Distinguished Service 
Award in Sports Journalism. 

Lagarde took over as sports informa- 
tion director at Tulane in 1974 and held 
that position for ten years before he was 
promoted to assistant athletic director. 
Last year, he was promoted to associate 
athletic director. 

Lagarde was the 1984 recipient of the 
Louisiana Sports Writers Association's 
Mac Russo Award for promoting goodwill 
among the membership. 

Austin Wilson, who died last August 
at age 58, joined the Associated Press in 
New Orleans in 1972. He was named 
Louisiana sports editor soon afterward 
and subsequently covered most major 
sporting events in the South, including 
every Super Bowl and Final Four played 
in New Orleans. 

Wilson was considered one of the Asso- 
ciated Press' most talented and versatile 

"I play it right down the middle," Wil- 
son said. "Nobody gets more or less than 
they should from me. Sports is fun, it's 
not life-and-death." 

Wilson graduated from F. T. Nicholls 
High School in New Orleans and from 
Tulane. He taught English in New Or- 
leans public schools and coached football 
and track. His teaching also included 
sponsorship of school newspapers, where 
he rekindled an earlier interest in jour- 
nalism. He worked later on the state desk 
of The Times-Picayune. 

Page 8 

Tuesday, June 22, 1993 

Campus Quotes: Incoming freshmen tell why they decided to attend Northwestern 

Jillian Jennings 


"To get out of my parents' 

Will Grossman 

Lake Providence 

"Possibility of playing baseball. 

Kristie Cole 


"Both of my parents came here. 

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Lake Providence 

"It's quiet and friendly. It's 
away from home. There are lots 
of nice people here." 

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Tuesday, July 6, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Vol. 82, No. 3 

Folk Festival '93: Mardi Gras Cajun style 


News Editor 

Northwestern's Louisiana Folklife 
Center will provide a wide variety of 
crafts and attractions at the annual 
Natchitoches/Northwestern Folk Festi- 
val, July 15 through 18 at Prather Coli- 

Although Mardi Gras is months away, 
visitors to the festival will have the chance 
toexperienceaCajun country Mardi Gras. 
Distinctly different from New Orleans' 
Mardi Gras, the Church Point, Louisi- 
ana, is a community event presided over 
by the Saddle Tramp Riding Club. 

In recognition of their contributions to 
the 1 993 Folk Festival , the to wn of Church 
Point, in south Louisiana, was honored 
as a sister city to Natchitoches in a cer- 
emony which took place on June 24. 

Festival goers will can see a sample of 
a Church Point Mardi Gras run on Satur- 
day night, Juiy 17. In addition, the Cajun 
Ladies of Church Point will display cos- 
tume making and quilting skills; Lloyd 
Latialais, a buggy renovator, will work on 
a vintage two-seater buggy and Andrew 

Jagneaux, an accordion maker, will ex- 
plain how instruments are made. 

This year's folk festival is also cel- 
ebrating the Year of the Craft. To cel- 
ebrate, the festival emphasizes the craft 
aspect of Louisiana folklife and features 
more than 60 traditional artists repre- 
senting several of the state's cultures. 

Craftpersons will demonstrate and 
display a many types of crafts, including 
basketry, woodworking, domestic crafts, 
hunting, fishing and ranch crafts. Festi- 
val goers may purchase crafts on Satur- 
day and Sunday. 

The festival will offer workshops on 
Friday, July 16, providing participants 
with hands-on craft instruction in the 
areas of flint knapping ($30 fee), pine 
straw basketry ($20 fee), ribbed basketry 
($20 fee), quilting ($20 fee), clay and tile 
creations ($20 fee) and Cajun dance in- 
structions ($10 fee). Class size is limited 
so the Folklife Center encourages all in- 
terested to register in advance with the 
Center. Instructors will provide craft kits, 
but those in the quilting class are asked 
to bring scissors and a thimble. 

Sunday, July 18 will be Quilt Day, a 
tribute to Louisiana quilters. The quilters 

Lair LaCour, of Natchez, LA, shows how she makes Creole dolls. 

will display both modern and antique 
quilt patterns and stitchery techniques. 

Music will also play a large role in the 
festival. This year, over 30 musical groups 
are scheduled to attend. Six Cajun and 
Zydeco bands will represent the French 
music heritage: Woody Daigle and the 

Cajun Five, Johnny Allan and Sonny 
Bourg Bayou Blues Band, the Clement 
Brothers, None Jules Guidry and Lachez- 
Les, Preston Frank and the Family Zydeco 
Band, Andrew Jagneaux and Cajun Roots 
and John Delafose and the Eunice Play 
See Folk Fest page 2 

Hatley demonstrates leadership 
throughout career at Northwestern 


Managing Editor 

Dr. Donald Hatley first came to North- 
I western in 1968 as the 
first of a series of young 
I instructors hired by 
[ then-Northwestern 
president Dr. Arnold 
Kilpatrick's plan was 
to breathe life into a 
somewhat stale learn- 

I ing atmosphere. 

Hatley Now, over 20 years 

later, Hatley is again part of that process, 
attempting to make education interest- 
ing as well as useful. 

According to Hatley, that "strong infu- 
sion of fresh blood" is exactly what every 

department needs now and then. He cites 
the current growth and apparent success 
continued by present head of the Depart- 
ment of Language and Communications, 
Dr. Ray Wallace, as an example. 

As is the case now, from the genera- 
tional change came an energetic, gradu- 
ate student-oriented department. The 
results included a huge jump in the gradu- 
ate program in following years. 

Hatley's first major project outside the 
Department of Languages was the Dis- 
tinguished Lecture Series which he helped 
initiate in 1970. At the time, Northwest- 
ern had no organized program for attract- 
ing distinguished personalities to the cam- 
pus. Hatley took over the program and 
organized it to inspire interest in the 
students toward learning and in sur- 
rounding communities to the university. 

"At the time, Louisiana Tech and 

Northeast had strong lecture programs," 
Hatley said. "The attention those pro- 
grams brought to their universities 
prompted the idea for the Northwestern 
lecture series." 

Now into its 23rd year, the Distin- 
guished Lecture Series budget has grown 
from just over $2,000 in 1970 to $40,000 
last year. 

Around the same time the Distin- 
guished Lecture Series began, Hatley also 
became involved in the Faculty Senate of 
which he was a charter member. As sec- 
retary, vice president and finally presi- 
dent of the organization, he remained 
committed to recognizing and addressing 
issues as they relate to students and 
treatment of faculty. 

Hatley was also active in the Ameri- 
can Federation ofTeachers, a union which 
See Hatley page 2 

NSU first among 
regional colleges in 
enrollment decrease 

Northwestern led all schools in- 
Louisiana's regional college system in 
one category, albeit a rather dubious 
one: decline in summer enrollment. 

According to James Callier, presi- 
dent of the regional college system, 
enrollment dropped by 3 ,800 students 
overall in the system, a nine percent 
decrease from last summer. 
Northwestern's summer enrollment 
decreased by 13 percent this year. 

Some officials blame tuition hikes 
on the enrollment decrease. Sammie 
Cosper, commissioner of higher edu- 
cation, said the higher cost of a college 
education will require more students 
to work full-time in the summer and 
part-time in the regular semesters. 

Nicholls, Grambling and South- 
western each wore down 12 percent. 

Northeast reported the smallest de- 
crease: only three percent. 

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Tuesday, July 6, 1993 

Folk Fest: Gumbo Cookoff set for Thursday 

Continued from page 1 

boys. In addition, Ruble Wright 
and the Wright Beats, Lester 
Kees, Lesa Hatley, Sieper 
Creek, Southern Sundown and 
Borderline will offer a modern 

Kid Fest, a special program 
of activities for children, will 
be offered on Saturday and Sun- 

day, July 17-18. Children can 
participate in hands-on activi- 
ties, watch performances such 
as Alexandria's Cotton Patch 
Players and see exhibits such 
as the Bayou Pierre Gator 
Farm's alligator exhibit. 

The Louisiana Folklife Fes- 
tival will also offer a wide vari- 
ety of food. Traditional Ix>uisi- 

Hatley: teaching by 

Continued from page 1 

he said did basically the same 
job as the senate with one majo*- 

"The union had money," 
Hatley, who was president of 
the NSU chapter from 1975-78, 
said. According to him, he didn't 
relish the position but felt it was 

"At that time, organized la- 
bor had a strong position in gov- 
erning colleges and universities 
under the board of trustees" he 
said. "The union gave teachers 
more direct political power in 
matters concerning them." 

It was during his stint as 
president of the union that one 
of Hatley's biggest accomplish- 
ments at Northwestern devel- 

In 1976, along with Dr. Pete 
Gregory, he founded the Folklife 
Society of Louisiana. At one of 
the society's meetings, the group 
voted to establish a place to pre- 
serve Louisiana folklife to be 
supported by the university. 

The result was the Louisiana 
Folklife Center now housed on 
the second floor of Kyser Hall. 

Three years later, a group of 
people interested in folklore 
gathered for the first Louisiana 
folklife conference. The confer- 
ence became a state supported 
institution which incidentally 
was killed in the last round of 
budget cuts. 

According to Hatley, the Loui- 
siana Folklife Center and its off- 
shoot, the Louisiana Folklife 
newsletter, helped to offset the 
negative effects of a union presi- 

"I still view the union then as 
necessary." Hatley said. "But the 
fol klife center allowed me to work 
in cooperation with the univer- 
sity instead of antagonism." 

Hatley's inspiration for the 
Folk Festival came in part from 

Dr. Nicholas Spitzer, who is now 
with the Smithsonian 

Spitzer encouraged his asso- 
ciates at the conference to apply 
their knowledge of folklife to 
their respective communities 
and create folk festivals. The fes- 
tivals would then bring atten- 
tion to each community, Louisi- 
ana and folklife in general. 

From the group of festivals 
that came about from that time, 
Northwestern 's is the only col- 
lege supported one still in exist- 

The Natchitoches/Northwest- 
ern Folk Festival started in 1980 
with just over 4,000 in atten- 
dance. Now. attendance aver- 
ages close to 26.000, which vir- 
tually pays all of the festival's 
$40,000 operating expenses. 

Hatley counts the success of 
the folk festival among his great- 
est achievements at Northwest- 
ern because, according to him. 
folk festivals among the hardest 
to maintain. 

"The people from whom the 
folk arts originate are not al- 
ways the ones who can afford it," 
Hatley said. "So we have to ap- 
peal to popular and elite tastes 
when putting the festival to- 
gether in order to make it suc- 

"On the other hand, we also 
present a wide variety of acts 
which appeal to many different 
tastes. Our audience has to be 
very sophisticated to accept 

In making such an event ap- 
pealing across the board and 
therefore, a success, Hatley says 
there is also a danger. 

"We have to be careful when 
we select entertainment that it 
is not taken out of context and 
the meaning lost," he said. "Even 
though we want to appeal to a 
broader audience, we want to 
show the diversity also." 

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ana foods will be available. 
Twelve food vendors will sell an 
array of foods from many cul- 
tures, including jambalaya and 
honey ham with mustard 
greens. A special Louisiana 
foods cookbook, compiled from 
tried-and-true recipes from fes- 
tival participants, will also be 

Another truly traditional 
Louisiana food, Gumbo will be 
offered as a special treat. The 
second annual Gumbo Cookoff 
takes place on Thursday, July 

Cooks are encouraged to rise 
to the challenge to prove their 
personal recipes and celebrity 
judges and the public are in- 


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tants' results. 

Contestants may register at 
noon on Thursday, but the 
Folklife Center encourages 
early registration. 

Contestants must bring 
their own ingredients and uten - 
sils and pay a $20 registration 

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Unusual role provides actresses with challenges and fun 

Proteans liven up the Way to the Forum 

What is a Protean? In Northwestern 's 
Summer Dinner Theatre Production of A 
Funny Thing Happened on The Way to 
the Forum, a Protean is practically any- 
thing including a soldier, sailor, citizen or 

Forum uses three Proteans, Seine 
Liles of Jonesboro, Amy Rose Vincent of 
Alexandria and Melissa Randall of Mont- 
gomery, Al. All are sophomore theater 
majors at NSU. 

According to Dr. Jack Wann, Artistic 
Director, Protean is a takeoff on Proteus, 
the Greek sea god who was capable of 
assuming different forms. The Proteans 
provide objects for the characters, as- 
sume all of the walk-on roles and provide 
comic relief. 

Wann said the role is usually played 
by men, but Liles, Vincent and Randall 
were able to step in and make the roles 
their own. 

"They each have unique personality 
types that show through," Wann said. 
"They are fearless and are risk-takers. 
Each of them is willing to get up there and 
goof off and do dumb things. Every actor 
isn't willing to do that." 

Each one is allowed to experiment 
with facial expressions and gestures to 
bring out that personality and to try to 
get a laugh. 

"We get to try things out and Dr. Wann 
will make suggestions on what works and 
what doesn't work," Vincent said. "It's 
good for us to get a chance to try things 
out and learn." 

Liles says the role is demanding but 
fun for the actresses. 

"We have the most fun of anyone in the 
show," she said. "It's pretty hectic be- 
cause we have to go through a lot of 
costume changes. You have to be paying 
attention at all times to what's happen- 
ing, and what the other actors are doing." 

The role is also very physical. The 
Proteans go through their share of 
tumbles so each costume includes knee 
and elbow pads. 

Vincent says audiences won't find any- 
thing subtle about Forum. "It has a lot of 
slapstick, and a lot of broad comedy," she 
said. "I love doing stuff that is corny and 
off-the-wall like this. If you don't leave 
here feeling better, it's going to be hard to 
find anything youH enjoy." 

All three were active in theater in high 
school and can't imagine doing anything 

Randall's involvement in acting grew 
out of her vivid imagination. 

"My parents were divorced when I was 
five," Randall said. "At that time, I coped 
by developing make believe friends and 

Seine Liles of Jonesboro, Melissa Randall of Montgomery, Ala., and Amy 
Rose Vincent of Alexandria portray Proteans for Dinner Theatre 

coming up with plays and wild stories 
that my brothers and sister were in. I was 
also in the play as the director and the 
lead. Then later, I saw Annie and knew I 
wanted to be in Annie more than any- 
thing, and I wanted to act." 

Liles was also drawn to the stage at an 
early age.;"I've been doing this since I was 
12," Liles said. "I knew this is what I 
wanted to ao since then. And it just eats 

away at you if you don't do it." 

Vincent used acting to help overcome 
her shyness. "I started in a new school in 
junior high, and I used plays as a way to 
assume different personalities," Vincent 
said. "Eventually, that helped me to be 
more outgoing and I've been involved in 
theater ever since." 

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Tuesday, July 6, 1993 

GTIje Current i£>auce 

James B. Henderson 
Editor in Chief 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Van R. Reed Consulting Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Dwayne Jones Ad Design 
Jason Lott Photographer 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 

Independence revisited 

On July 4, 1776, the Representatives of the 
United States of America took a stand against 
tyranny. They laid the foundation upon which the 
greatest and freest nation this world has seen 
would grow and prosper. 

On July 4, 1776, 54 courageous men, with full 
knowledge of the repercussions of their action, put 
aside their fears and stood up for what was right. 

On July 4, 1776 the Congress of the United 
States said to hell with convention, to hell with 
governments that work in opposition to the gov- 
erned, to hell with the king. 

Most people are familiar with the ", liberty 
and the pursuit of happiness" passage. The subse- 
quent passage is not quite so well-known or widely 

That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted 
among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the 
Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes 
destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter 
or to abolish it... 

The Current Sauce reminds you, that as you 
watch the circus in Washington and Baton Rouge 
that only you have the power to get better trained 

We as a people must send a message that the 
same old song and dance just won't cut it anymore. 
That returning to the same failed policie s of the late 
70s will bring the same wretched results in the 
early 90s. 

On Wednesday, Congressman Jim McCrery will 
be at the Natchitoches City Hall. College students 
of today will be middle and upper class citizens of 
tomorrow. Take this opportunity to let an elected 
official know about your concerns. 

The future at stake does not belong to those in 
whose hands it rests. The future and whatever 
leftover crap they choose to leave us is ours. 

What did you do for the fifth of July? 

Government Workers/ 
Bookstore Workers 

Students and Faculty 

Life in the era of political correctness 


Editor in Chief 

Last week, Jeff Guin and I 
attended a newspaper work- 
shop at Winthrop College in 
Rock Hill, South Carolina. Aside 
from the typical learning expe- 
riences ( how to count headlines, 
how to handle libel suits, ...etc.) 
we were afforded the opportu- 
nity to rub elbows with college 
students of like interests yet 
diverse backgrounds. 

During the orientation ses- 
sion the first night, we noticed 
the usual assortment of charac- 
ters: the short, rotund, boister- 
ous fellow who takes a stand 
with which he believes nobody 
agrees and proceeds to viciously 
defend it as if it were his reli- 
gion; the short-haired woman 
(sic) with no make-up and a 
perpetual scowl who you know 
would look at the relationship 
between Andy and Aunt Bea as 
yet another example ofhow tele- 
vision contributes to our evil, 
patriarchal society's degrada- 
tion of womyn; and, of course, 
the long-haired, earring-wear- 
ing, leftist degenerate in the 
black leather bomber jacket, 95- 
degree heat notwithstanding. 
(In all fairness, the guy was 
actually fairly conservative po- 
litically and considered himself 
a Republican. He was, however, 
a degenerate.) 

In between arguments with 
the loud guy, one of the instruc- 
tors made what could have been 
a disastrous error: he referred 
to the group as "you guys." 

The remark would surely 
have gone unnoticed had not 
another instructor jokingly 

chastised him for not being po- 
litically correct. The erring pro- 
fessor apologized and asked if he 
had offended anyone. Not sur- 
prisingly, the short-haired 
woman (sic) raised her hand 
prompting the instructor to 
apologize again and spend the 
next 15 minutes harping about 
how we, as student journalists, 
must be acutely sensitive to po- 
tentially offensive terminology 
like "you guys" and "ladies." We 
were told, in so many words, 
that as innocent as these refer- 
ences may seem, they are actu- 
ally blatant attacks on gender 
and/or race. 

The session ended and the 
students dispersed. The loud guy 
could be heard bellowing the lat- 
est gays-in-the-military joke. The 
short-haired woman (sic) was 
busy explaining to a new found 
acquaintance how she didn't pay 
to sit there and be offended. The 
degenerate was hollering some- 
thing about how he couldn't wait 
to get his hands on a bottle of 
Wild Irish Rose and maybe some 
T.J. Swan or Boone's Farm. 

The next two days were rela- 
tively uneventful. Everyone was 
beginning to get used to the loud 
guy, the short-haired woman (sic) 
continued to scowl, and specula- 
tion mounted as to whether the 
degenerate, still clad in full biker 
regalia, was born without sweat 

The last evening, many of us 
gathered on the porch of the con- 
ference center to chat and social- 
ize. The conversation turned to 
basketball. As usual, an argu- 
ment ensued about the greatest 
team of all time and, of course, I 
had to put in my two cents worth 
in support of the 1986 Boston 

Celtics. A Bostonian conference 
attendee took this opportunity 
to remove a chip from his shoul 
der concerning the allegations 
of racism in the Celtics organi- 

"The Red Sox have always 
only had one African-American 
in their line-up," he said, "but 
the Celtics had the first Afri- 
can-American ever to play in 
the NBA. They've had lots of 
African- Americans. Bill Russell 
was an African-American, Rob- 
ertParrishisan African- Ameri 
can, Reggie Lewis is an African 
American, Cornbread Maxwell 
was an African-American...." 

"Why do you have to say Af- 
rican-American," someone said 
in an angry tone. "They're 

I looked up. It was the degen- 
erate and he was charging 
across the porch, bottle of Wild 
Irish Rose in hand, on a mis 
sion. Immediately, I spoke up 

"This is a very valid topic for 
discussion, but only if it stays at 
an intellectual level," I said. "If 
you're going to fight about it, go 
behind the building." 

Both looked perplexed. Talk 
about political correctness on 
an intellectual level? Had I lost 
my mind? PC is something one 
just yells and screams about. 
An intellectual conversation 
requires that one's argument 
has a logical basis, or else he (or 
she) will look foolish. ■ 

The three of us stared at each 
other for what seemed like an 
eternity. Suddenly, someone 
said "When the Magic take 
Webber, they're going to be 
tough to beat." 

"Baloney, they're taking 


Tuesday, July 6, 1993 


Page 5 

First in a series: 

The Office: Why journalists die young 


Consulting Editor 

Strange things have been happening 
in The Current Sauce office this past 
summer and no one on staffhas been able 
to figure out what's been going on until 
now. But thanks to John Grisham and 
his books, I have been hot on the trail of 
what I believe to be a conspiracy against 
The Current Sauce. 

We had had problems with our com- 
puters, one of which was believed to be 
sabotaged. Then, one blew up killing one 
of our student workers. Still we never 
thought much about what was happen- 
ing, we just, blew it off as circumstance. 

However, last Tuesday the situation 
changed. While I was enjoying a greasy 
meatpie at Lasyones, I noticed two men 
enter the dining room and sit at the table 
nexttomine. These werenotyourtypical 
Lasyones patrons. I studied them closely. 
One was bald about forty, with wire- 
rimmed glasses. He wore a three-piece 
suit, navy in color, which must have been 
at least ninety percent polyester. His tie 
was cheap imitation silk. He wasn't much 
of a dresser. The other was younger, 
about 28 or so, with a short, military 
haircut. He wore the same type of uni- 
form except his tie was real silk. I had 
seen him before, but couldn't place his 

"You work for The Current Sauce, huh?" 
said the bald one as he pushed his glasses 

"Yeah, how'd you know?" 

He pointed at the copy I had which was 
opened to my column from June 8. 

"Oh. I've been there a while." 

"Yeah, we know. Listen I'm sorry 
about your computers. Could have hap- 
pened to anybody," he took a sip of water. 

How did he know about the comput- 
ers. We kept that secret so as not to get 
anyone worried. "Who are you?" I asked. 

The two got up from the table: "Well 
be in touch, Van. Well be in touch." They 

left as quickly as they had come. 

I ran to the door to see where they 
went, but they were gone. After paying 
my bill , I jumped in my mom's New Yorker 
and raced toward campus. Glancing into 
my rearview mirror I saw a brown sedan 
pull out from a nearby parking spot, make 
a U-turn then follow me down Second 
Street. I watched it the whole way, trying 
to come up with a way to shake the sedan. 
I quickly turned right on Bossier, raced 
over the railroad tracks and then made a 
left onto Behan Street. 

As soon as I was sure I had lost them, 
I drove to Dodd Hall. I waited and 

watched. Since the Lasyones incident I 
was sure I was being watched. I slowly 
walked to my dorm room, watching over 
my shoulder. I phoned Jim Henderson, 
the paper's editor, and Jeff Guin, the 
managing editor, and told them what had 
happened. Jim and Jeff agreed to meet 
with our adviser, Tom Whitehead, to dis- 
cuss the problem. 

The next morning, Jim, Jeff and I 
explained what had happened at 
Lasyones: "They found me at Lasyones. 
They knew who I was, and knew that I 
worked for the paper. They knew about 
the computer. Told me they be in touch." 

"Did you tell anyone else about this?" 
asked Whitehead. 

"Just you, Jim and Jeff." 

"You know I was followed by some bald 
guy with wire-rimmed glasses," Jeff said. 

"Yeah. The guy that followed me was 

"'He followed me around in Wal-Mart. 
Must have been one of those nontradi- 
tional students. He bought a bunch of 
speaker wire and a case of Slim-Fast. 
Told me he was real impressed with my 
parking articles from last year and that 
he wanted to major in journalism . . .seemed 
real curious about our adviser." 

Whitehead leaned back in his chair. 

"There's been some real shady charac- 
ters hanging out at the Hobday Inn," said 
Jim. "I thought they were members of 
NOW or ACT-UP or something like that. 
They followed me home in a brown four- 
door sedan. I think one of them had an 

earring, or maybe it was a mole. Which- 
ever, he looked mighty queer to me." 

Whitehead blew the news off: "We've 
got nothing to worry about. The Apple 
Corporation believed our equipment was 
intentionally sabotaged. They may have 
hired an investigator to find out what had 
happened. That's all." 

The three of us left his office feeling 
better about the strange set of circum- 
stances that had occurred. We started up 
to the third floor for class when Jim no- 
ticed he'd left his Spanish book in 
Whitehead's office. I volunteered to go 
back down and get it for him. 

As I entered the office door, I over- 
heard Whitehead on the phone: "Franky, 
let me talk to Salvaggic.Mr. Salvaggio, 
we got problems. The Feds are snooping 
around; they done talk to the kids, fol- 
lowed another ...No sir, they don't know 
nothing.. .No, 111 handle it. No needa to 

send down the boys, yet. If I needa any 
help 111 calla youse guys...Ciao." 

I didn't want to hear any more. I slowly 
closed the door. Jim would have to get his 
own book. 

I ran to class. I had two more classes 
left to graduate and if I made it through 
them I would never have to deal with 
Whitehead or The Current Sauce again. I 
just wanted to graduate, so I decided just 
to pretend like I hadn't heard anything. 

While sitting in French class, a stu- 
dent next to me passed me a note. That 
was when I recognized him from Lasyones. 
He was the young guy with the military 
haircut. I slowly opened the note: "Van, 
meet us under the Cypress/Flora over- 
pass on 1-49. 1:30 p.m. Come alone." He 
then handed me a card: Federal Bureau 
of Investigation. Grant Harbison, Spe- 
cial Agent. I slipped the card in my 
pocket and continued reciting my French 

At 1:30 p.m. I was parked under the 
overpass when the same brown sedan 
that followed me Tuesday pulled up. The 
bald guy got out and motioned to me to do 
the same. 

"Who are you?" I asked again. 

He grabbed his pocket and whipped 
out a badge. "Tarrence. Wayne Tarrence, 
Special Agent FBI." He pushed up his 
glasses and waited for a response. 

"Am I under arrest?" 

"Notyet,"hesaid. "I came here to meet 
you, and to warn you." 

"To warn me?" 

"Yeah, to warn you about the publica- 
tions office." 
"I'm listening." 

Part Two of The Office will be printed 
July 13. This column is a work of fiction. 
Some names are real, however, the char- 
acters, incidents, dialogue and plot are 
used fictitiously. Any resemblance to ac- 
tual persons or events is purely coinciden- 

"No needa to send down the 
boys, yet. If I needa any help 
I'll calla youse guys...Ciao." 

Letters to the Editor 

All letters must be less than 250 loords in length and signed by the author. A phone number tchere the author can be reached must be included. Inclusion of any material is left to the discretion of the editor. The editor 
resenvs the right to edit for clarity, brevity and lastefulness. Letters must be dropped off at the Student Publications Office at 225 Kyser or mailed to The Current Sauce at NSU Box 5306 by 3 p.m. Friday. 

Student finds dormitory life lacking 


Senior, Lake Arthur 

Well, it's summertime in 
Natchitoches and once again the 
ants and bedbugs have taken 
over my penthouse suite in Dodd 
Hall I took a nap ( if you can call 
tossing, turning and sweating a 

nap) and woke up swimming in 
my sweat again. 

Northwestern dorm life is 
kind of like Burger King, and 
after all, what can I say but "I 
love this place." 

As long as I have lived in this 
hall (granted it's been on and 
ofD, there has been no air-condi- 
tioning in the entrance lobby. 

For once I'm glad I'm not a 
desk worker. I don't think that I 
could be paid enough to sit be- 
hind a desk and sweat. Of course, 
at least the desk workers are 
making money for sweating... 

If heat and bugs aren't 
enough, I have the distinct dis- 
pleasure of rooming next to a 
person who is mentally ill. Yes, 

that's right , I mean literally 
mentally ill. 

He seems to have a problem 
with my laugh. I suppose misery 
loves company. I should enlist 
him in my extermination prob- 
lem, since Northwestern hasn't 
seen fit to send one by since the 
beginning of the summer. 

Ah yes. life is simply peachy 

here in picturesque 
Natchitoches. I'm just waiting 
for Dolly Parton to show up again 
and profess her undying love for 
my terse, pithy writing style. 

Until then, you can find me 
sweating in room 355S, Dodd 
Hall. Oh yea, don't coire kr ~ ' 

'age 6 


Tuesday, July 6, 1993 

Hall of Fame receives six new faces 


News Editor 

The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 
added six legends to its ranks in a cer- 
emony which took place Saturday, June 
26 at the Student Union Ballroom. 

Those inducted were Doug Williams, 
Charles Alexander, Calvin Natt, Connie 
Ryan, Edna Tarbutton and Cotton Nash. 

Doug Williams was a Most Valuable 
Piayer in Super Bowl XXII, leading the 
Washington Redskins to victory over the 
Denver Broncos and setting Super Bowl 
records in the process. Williams was also 
an All-American quarterback at 
Grambling University where as a senior 
he was the Louisiana Collegiate Athlete 
of the Year and finished fourth in the 
Heisman Trophy race. 

Charles Alexander was one of LSlTs 
most decorated players before beginning 
a seven-year professional football career, 
highlighted by a 1981 trip to the Super 
Bowl. In college, Alexander made four 
All-American teams, set nine Southeast- 
ern Conference records, tied another and 
set 27 LSU records. 

Calvin Natt won major college basket- 
ball All-American honors and was the 
highest scoring freshman in the country, 
averaging 20.6 points per game while 
playing for Northeast University. Natt 
was the eighth NBA draft choice in 1979, 
made the All-Rookie Team in 1980 and 
played in the 1985 All-Star Game. 

Connie Ryan earned the first full schol- 
arship awarded for baseball at LSU. Ryan 
spent 45 years in professional baseball as 
an infielder, coach and manager. He made 
two trips to the World Series and earned 
a spot in the 1944 All-Star Game. 

Edna Tarbutton earned a remarkable 
coaching record in girls' high school bas- 
ketball. As girls basketball coach for 33 
years at Baskin High School in Louisi- 
ana, Tarbutton guided her teams to nine 
state titles (eight in a row) and put to- 
gether 218 consecutive wins in a five year 
stretch from 1947-53. 

"Cotton" Nash was a four-sport star at 
Lake Charles High School. He went on to 
play professional baseball and basket- 
ball, including stints in major league base- 
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Tuesday, July 6, 1993 

Campus Quotes: Do you feel it is un-American to hold class on the federal holiday honoring 

the Independence of the United States? 

Ashley Harris 



Bill Bingaman 

Business Administration 

"Personally, no. But I've never 
really thought about it. I guess 
if you plan to graduate, you'll 
abide by the school's policy." 

Sylvia Fields 


"Yes, I do feel its un-American 
because of the fact that most 
everyone is on holiday. I 
understand that the sessions 
are short, but I believe one day 
off for Independence Day is not 
asking too much." 

Jennifer Hagan 

Fashion Merchandising 

"Yes, I do feel that it is un- 
American to conduct classes 
because July 4 is the day we 
celebrate our independence and 
I believe that everyone should 
be off that day." 






New professor gets 
national attention for 
investment book 

Page 3 


The dramatic conclusion 
of The Office 



LaMark Carter receives 
yet another award 

Page 6 

t£f)e Current 


Tuesday, July 20, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Vol. 82, No. 4 

Debate highlights media workshop 

Discussion topics range from the evils of newspaper theft to the complexities of multiculturalism 


Editor in chief 

Newspaper theft and inhibited access 
to public information. Those, accordingto 
Mark Goodman, are two of the biggest 
problems facing student media in the 
United States today. 

Goodman, executive director of the 
Student Press Law Center in Washing- 
ton, D.C., was participating in the annual 
summer workshop sponsored by 
Northwestern's journalism department 
and student media. 

He cited several examples of inc; dents 
in which students, in protest of certain 
content in student newspapers, stole large 
quantities of the papers in an effort to 
prevent their distribution. These thefts 
have posed an interesting question to the 
courts : How can someone steal somethi ng 
that is free? 

Goodman said that the courts have 
ruled that the meaning of "free" in the 
context of student newspapers is that a 
person may take one, or at least just a few 
papers. Free distribution does not give 
one the right to deprive others of their 
opportunity to read the paper. 

In another area, Goodman stressed 

that, according to the courts, student 
media were guaranteed the same access 
to public information as professional 
media. He related the recent case in Geor- 
gia in which a court ruled that the barring 
of student newspapers from university 
disciplinary hearings, in most cases, was 

Also attending the workshop in an 
instructional role was Jim McKeller, a 
Northwestern graduate and director of 
student media at the University of Illi- 

McKeller advised the workshop at- 
tendees about the mechanics of each facet 
of student media while Goodman, consid- 
ered by many as one of the foremost 
experts on student media law in the coun- 
try, advised the group of their rights and 
responsibilities under the law and the 
unwritten code of ethics. 

The conference began with a oftentimes 
spirited, yet cordial roundtable discus- 
sion of what is expected of student media. 
Topics of discussion included a bashing of 
"Pirate Radio on the Cane River", a look 
back at the somewhat strained relation- 
ship between the SGA and The Current 
Sauce last semester, and a good-natured 
jab at Van Reed, former editor of The 
Current Sauce, by Fred Fulton, dean of 

Van Reed asks a question during a roundtable discussion at the annual student media workshop 

students, for the infamous "Fuddy Duddy 
Fred" editorial. 

Tom Whitehead, student media ad- 
viser, playing the role of devil's advocate 
in an attempt to stress the importance of 
diversity, observed that not one black 
student was in attendance. He was inter- 
rupted by several students who charged 
that the racial make-up of the staffs of the 

various student media was irrelevant to 
their ability to objectively and completely 
cover the news. 

During the remainder of the confer- 
ence, each group (The Current Sauce, 
KNWD and the Potpourri) met individu- 
ally with McKeller and Goodman to dis- 
cuss problems and issues in their specific 

Folk Festival sees record turnout 

Box office receipts jump 25 percent over last year's totals 

Attendance at the Natchitoches North- 
western Folk Festival rose 5 percent to 
post a record high this year, according to 
festival organizer Dr. Don Hatley 

The event was held July 15-18 at 
Prather Coliseum and used a Mardi Gras 
theme to attract guests from around the 
country. According to Hatley, the festival 
exceeded expectations in both participa- 
tion and money raised. 

"Participation was wonderful," Hatley 
said. "Even better than we expected." 

The Gumbo Cookoff on Thursday had 
the largest number of participants among 
the events. Hatley said the number of 
teams entering the cookoff jumped from 
17 last year to 23 this year. Awards were 

given in the areas of Best Seafood Gumbo, 
Best Poultry Plus, People's Choice, and 
Best Showmanship. 

Other events which showed outstand- 
ing participation include flint knapping 
with 12 participants, and pottery with 10 

Dwayne Jones, a Theta Chi who 
worked at his organization's food booth at 
the festival, had a great time at the festi- 

"It was an enjoyable way to spend a 
weekend," he said. "Learning about folk 
cultures was an interesting experience." 

According to Hatley, box office sales 
jumped 25 percent to $25,000 from 
$20,000 last year. He credits not only the 

new upsurge in participation for the mon- 
etary increase but also the fact that 
"people got involved in a bigger way." 

"The program was fuller and more 
professionally presented," Hatley said. 
He credits students involved with the 
public folklore component of the Masters 
of Arts in English program for much of 
the success that went into putting the 
festival on. The nine-hour program cur- 
rently enrolls five students, all of which 
participated in the organization of the 

Student Sheila Richmond will be the 
first to graduate from the program this 


set for 
August 23 

Regular registration begins for Fall 
1993 on Monday, August 23 and contin- 
ues through the 24th for students at 
Northwestern's Natchitoches campus. 

According to Assistant Registrar 
Lillie Bell, new, reentry and transfer 
students who have applied for admis- 
sion to Northwestern but were not en- 
rolled during the Spring 1993 semester 
should attend an orientation meeting at 
8:00 a.m. on Aug. 23 in the A. A. 
Fredericks Fine Arts Center. 

Page 2 

Tuesday, July 20, 1993 

Folk Festival 

continued from page 1 

year. She, along with Scholar's 
College student Maddie 
Boudreaux, produced a cook- 
book which had completely sold 
out by Sunday. 

In addition to its success, the 
1993 Folk Festival was also a 
time of learning for the partici- 
pants and organizers. "This year, 
we test-marketed several con- 
cepts," said Hatley. "It was an 
innovative year with a lot of ex- 
perimental programming." 

Among the new programs that 
met with success were the craft 
workshops held to provide inter- 
ested persons with an opportu- 
nity to learn a craft and acquire 
a greater knowledge of the tradi- 
tions that underlie the craft- 
making process. Basketry, carv- 
ing, woodworking, beadwork, 

furniture making, domestic 
crafts and hunting and fishing 
crafts were offered. The festival 
also included Quilt Day on Sun- 
day which exhibited the works of 
Louisiana Quilters. 

Although the memory of the 
1993 Folk Festival is still fresh 
on everyone's minds, plans are 
already underway for next year. 

According to Hatley, some 
changes may be made such as 
combining Thursday's activities 
with Friday's in order to make 
attendance practical for those 
who have to travel long distances. 
However, Hatley says much of 
the focus for next year's festival 
will be on continuing tradition- 
ally successful programs and 
strengthening new programs 
which demonstrated promise 
this year. 

Registration: Students start schedul- 
ing sequence in Student Union 

Continued from page 1 

Those students, along with 
continuing students who did not 
preregister should pick up their 
Student Schedule Request Card 
in the Student Union foyer and 
follow the alphabetical listing 
for registration to see their ad- 
visers and select classes. 

Students whose last names 
begin with A-L will register 
Monday, Aug. 23rd. Remain- 
ing students will register Tues- 
day, Aug. 24. 

In order to complete regular 
registration, students' admis- 
sion applications must be sub- 
mitted to the registrar's office 

by noon Friday, Aug. 20. A late 
fee of $ 15 will be charged to those 
whose applications are not sub- 
mitted on time. 

Fee payment will be held at 
Prather Coliseum for those who 
have registered. An alphabeti- 
cal listing will be posted for dates 
and times. 

The registration of those stu- 
dents who have not officially en- 
rolled and completed the fee pay- 
ment process will be canceled by 
the close of business on Aug. 26. 

Northwestern students at- 
tending CENLA and Fort Polk 
campuses begin registering Aug. 
17. Students at the Shreveport 

campus begin Aug. 30. 

Important dates to remem- 
ber for the Fall semester: 

■ August 17: Semester begins 

■ August 22: Dorms open 

■ August 23-26: Fee payment 

■ August 23: Classes start 

■ August 30: Last day to add 

■ October 22: Last day to drop 

■ November 22-26: Thanks- 
giving holiday 

■ December 8: Classes end 

■ December 9-15:Finals 

NSU first in LaSIP teacher in-service sights 

Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program received maximum award of $10 million over five-year period 

Strange things are happen- 
ing this summer in room 423 of 
Kyser Hall at Northwestern 
State University. It is there that 
you can find adults playing with 
brightly colored plastic blocks 
of various shapes and sizes as 
well as other intriguing games. 

These adults are middle 
school mathematics teachers 
participating in a program de- 
signed to revolutionize the way 
math and science is taught in 
Louisiana schools. 

The program, called Louisi- 
ana Systemic Initiatives Pro- 
gram (LaSIP), is training 
middle school teachers in a new 
hands-on approach to teaching 
math and science. 

The program is the result of 
funding through the National 
Science Foundation which 
awarded grants to 10 states 
under its Statewide Systemic 
Initiatives Program in 1991. 
Louisiana received the maxi- 
mum award of $ 1 0,000 .000 over 
a five year period. 

These funds were then 
matchod by the Louisiana 
Board of Elementary and Sec- 
ondary Education and the 
Board of Regents who each 
pledged, from the Louisiana 
Education Quality Support 
Fund, $1,000,000 per year for 
five years. Total funding ex- 
ceeds $20,000,000. 

The in service initiative of 

LaSIP involves full participa- 
tion of colleges and universities 
such as Northwestern. Last 
year, NSU was ranked the num- 
ber one teacher in service site 
statewide for LaSIP. 

NSU's LaSIP program was 
also selected for publication in 
the journal of the Southwest 
Regional Development Labora- 
tory. The publication gives re- 
views of math and science pro- 
grams in the region which are 
showing positive reform and is 
considered a top source for 
model program ideas. 

Northwestern LaSI P site co- 
ordinator, Kathy Jordan, ex- 
plained that sites such as NSU 
are systemic, meaning that they 
use funds to in service teachers 
who in turn in service other 
teachers with the idea of state- 
wide reform. 

Teachers wishing to partici- 
pate must go through an appli- 
cation process. From applica- 
tions, approximately 30 teach- 
ers are chosen to participate at 
a given site for a period of six 
weeks during the summer. 

They are given a stipend of 
$60 per day, free tuition, nine 
graduate hours of course credit, 
and $400 to buy materials to 
take with them back to their 

Teachers participating in 
LaSIP this summer at North- 
western are excited about the 

teaching strategies they are 
learning. Lorraine Procell, 
fourth grade teacher at Ebarb 
Junior-Senior High School be- 
lieves the new strategies will 
help teach children "better prob- 
lem solving skills." 

"A lot of children have no 
attack," she said. "If they can't 
write a formula to answer the 
question, they think the prob- 
lem can't be solved. So we're 
teaching them that it's O.K. to 
have more than one strategy to 
come up with an answer." 

LaSIP is trying to move math 
teachers away from teaching 
strictly by algorithmic meth- 

An algorithm is a formula or 
step-by-step procedure for solv- 
ing a problem which frequently 
involves repetition of an opera- 
tion and memorization. The new 
approach involves using 
maniputables to teach concepts. 

"Most of the time you just 
put an algorithm on the board," 
said Procell. "Now they're try- 
ing to get us to go back to con- 
crete objects, blocks that you 
can move around to see ab- 
stracts, things like volume." 

Nina Chance, who teaches 
math and science in grades 8 
through 12 at Ebarb Junior- 
Senior High School, said that 
LaSIP is different than tradi- 
tional workshops. 

"These people [with LaSIP] 

come in and demonstrate. We 
do it just like we were the kids. 
It sticks in our mind better how 
to go back into our classrooms 
and use it," Chance said. 

Teachers agree that kids of- 
ten have more trouble in math 
than in other subjects. 

"It makes a big difference 
when they can use hands-on," 
said Procell. I'm a hands-on 
learner myself. If I do it, I re- 
member it. 

"With this program, a lot of 
the hands-on activity that you 
do with these children will re- 
view a lot of concepts in one 
activity instead of isolating con- 
cepts as we have done over the 

"We shouldn't stifle 
children's innate ability to solve 
in one direction, because every- 
body doesn't think in the same 
way," said Procell. 

"Different strategies can be 
taught and children can then 
choose the strategy that makes 
the most sense to them or that 
best applies to a particular prob- 
lem," said Cynthia McClintock. 
She teaches math at the Lin- 
coln Road 6th Grade Center in 

Teachers in the program are 
amazed to discover how quickly 
children learn concepts when 
they are allowed to use 
maniputables and a variety of 
other strategies such as mental 

math, number sense, drawing 
pictures, calculator, standard 
algorithm, writing, and estima- 

"A lot of times, you can allow 
the children to generate the al- 
gorithm themselves. If they can 
see the concept, they'll begin to 
come up with the algorithm 
themselves," said Marilyn 
Stevens who teaches math at 
Provencal Junior High School. 

LaSIP also promotes coop- 
erative learning strategies. 
"They prefer you not to isolate 
students to work problems on 
their own." said Procell. "In the 
classroom, you should put them 
into groups to generate ideas 
and brainstorm amongst them- 
selves. And a person in the group 
can choose not to go the way the 
group goes." 

Through programs such as 
this one, teachers can foresee a 
future where kids can actually 
have a lot of fun learning math. 

Teachers participating at 
NSU were shown a video where 
other teachers had taken the 
new strategies back to their 
classrooms. The kids were so 
responsive and so active," said 
McClintock. "The kids are more 
active as opposed to just sitting 
there and listening to a lecture 
and then having to memorize." 

"They think it's fun," said 
Procell. "They don't realize that 
they're really learning." 

Tuesday, July 20, 1993 


Page 3 

Aby receives national recognition for book 

The Complete Guide to Point and Figure Charting instructs investors in technical analysis of financial markets 

A professor at Northwestern State 
University is hoping to make invest- 
ment analysis more 
understandable and 
hopefully more prof- 
itable for both his stu- 
dents and readers. 

A book by 
Northwestern Profes- 
sor of Finance Dr. 
Carroll Aby, The 
Complete Guide to 
^ Point and Figure 

Charting, is receiving positive comments 
from some nationally recognized authori- 
ties on investing including John Murphy, 
technical analyst on CNBC, a national 
cable business channel devoted to cover- 
ing financial markets. 

The book, published by Colonial Press, 
covers an area of technical analysis of 
financial markets. 

Technical analysis seeks to analyze 
markets through the use of charts and 
patterns that use past results to predict 
future results. 

The book is designed to provide some 
up to date and innovative approaches to 

reading and evaluating chart patterns," 
said Aby, who joined North western's fac- 
ulty in June. "It tries to give investors 
the tools to read what the markets are 
doing at a given time." 

He was the Hardy M. Graham Distin- 
guished Professor of Finance and School 
of Business Research Professor at at the 
University of Tennessee at Martin. Aby 
also taught at Western Carolina Univer- 

"There are a lot of lucrative job 
opportunities available for 
graduates who are willing to 
work and put forth the effort." 

He says that once investors have mas- 
tered the-book's concepts they can easily 
utilize a personal computer and various 
software packages to do analysis. 

Aby, a Baton Rouge native, has been a 
teacher for 1 9 years. He previously taught 
at William Carey College where he was 
the J.D. Sims Endowed Professor of Busi- 
ness and Dean of the School of Business. 

sity, Mississippi State University, the 
University of Southern Mississippi and 
Northeast Louisiana State College. 

He has worked for Merrill Lynch, A.G. 
Edwards & Sons and Paine Webber and 
heads his own consulting firm, Aby's In- 
vestment Services. Aby also writes a col- 
umn for Coast Business, a business news- 
paper published on the Mississippi Gulf 


"I wanted to get back to Louisiana and 
Dr. (Barry) Smiley (head of the North- 
western Division of Business), (North- 
western President) Dr. (Robert) Alost and 
(Northwestern Vice President of Academic 
Affairs) Dr. (Edward) Graham offered me 
that opportunity here," said Aby. 

He said that he would like to be able to 
add investment courses into 
North western's curriculum in the future. 

"There seems to be a lot of student 
interest in investment courses. There are 
a lot of lucrative job opportunities avail- 
able for graduates who are willing to 
work and put forth the effort," he said. "I 
hope I can offer a pragmatic approach to 
students based on my experience in aca- 
demics and industry." 

Aby is now working on his 1 1th book, 
Asset Allocation and Financial Market 
Timing Techniques for Portfolio Manag- 

His co-author is Donald Vaughn of 
Southern Illinois University. The book 
will be published by Quorum/Praeger 
Books and is scheduled to be completed 
later this year. 

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Tuesday, July 20, 1903 

{Efje Current !§>auce 

James B. Henderson 
Editor in Chief 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Van R. Reed Consulting Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Dwayne Jones Ad Design 
Jason Lott Photographer 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 

The fourth and final session of summer 
school is finally underway. Those who have stuck 
out the other three are almost without exception 
reaching at least some level of burn out. 

Those who are just now getting started with 
the innovative one-course-at-a-time program are 
assuredly somewhat depressed at having to get up 
before noon again. 

With this understanding about the present 
status of Northwestern student psyches, we at The 
Current Sauce decided to add just a little levity to 
the last of the Summer Tabloid Specials. 

By no means will this become common 
practice for this publication; however, the editors 
feel that if we take ourselves too seriously, then no 
one else will. 

Already, things seem to be shaping up for a 
rather interesting fall, and trust that The Current 
Sauce is already working to ensure that the North- 
western news that affects you most is brought to 
your attention. 

Until then, enjoy the last edition of The 
Office and have a good remainder of the summer. 
We'll see you in August. 

CI)e Current ^>auce 

The next editon will hit 
the stands on August 31 . 
Get yours while its hot! 

FBI satellite photo of what is believed to be Tommy the Tee's pleasure craft 

The Office: Part II 


Consulting Editor 

Previously in The Office: I 
was confron ted and then followed 
by Federal Bureau of Investiga- 
tion agents while eating a meat 
pie at Lasyone's. Later I over- 
heard a conversation between 
Tom Whitehead and some guy 
named Salvaggio. Then, a FBI 
agent sets up a meeting with me 
and Special Agent Wayne 

"I came here to meet you, and 
to warn you," said Tarrence. 

To warn me?" I asked. 

"Yeah, to warn you about the 
publications office." 

"I'm listening." 

"Three things. Number one, 
never trust anyone. Remember 
that. Number two, every word 
you utter, whether in your dorm 
room, the office, or anywhere in 
Kyser, is likely to be recorded. 
They might even listen to you in 
your car." 

I watched and listened in- 
tently. He was enjoying this. 

"And number three?" I asked. 

"Number three, computer 
files don't just disappear." 


"Ill explain when I think you 
need to know," Tarrence reached 
for his wallet. "Here's my card. 
My home number is on the back. 

Use it only from a pay phone." 

I studied the card. 

"There's one other thing, 
Van," he said climbing into the 
brown sedan. That computer 
that blew up was no accident. 
Gimme a call sometime, but be 
careful. They're listening." 

I drove back up 1-49, wonder- 
ing what kind of mess had I got- 
ten myself into this time. The 
road was deserted, but I kept an 
eye on the rearview mirror. Why 
was the FBI following me? What 
did they want? What was I sup- 
pose to know? I pulled off at the 
Natchitoches exit and drove 
straight to campus. Only one 
person could help me now. 

As long as I have known Paul 
Parker he has worked for a radio 
station. I knew that working 
around all that electronic equip- 
ment, he had to be experienced 
withdebuggingaroom. Besides, 
he had always bragged about his 
surveillance work during his 
brief tour in the French Foreign 
Legion. He must know some- 
thing about finding those little 
listening devices. 

Paul was at KNWD. I filled 
him in on what was happening 
and asked him to help. No prob- 
lem he said, and we headed to 
DoddHall. Paul stopped by his 
room to pick up his debugging 
device— a blue baseball cap with 
a radio built-in and a speaker on 
the brim. He put the sophisti- 

cated piece of equipment on his 
head , pulled out the antenna and 
switched it to 91.7. Paul slowly 
walked around my dorm room. 
When the radio switched to an 
inferior station, he had found a 
bug. We found four when the 
phone rang. 

"Hello," I answered. 

"Van, it's Dwayne." Dwayne 
Jones. He was my roommate, 
SAB president and The Current 
Sauce advertising artist. "I just 
overheard something you should 

"What is..." 

"I was just in Whitehead's 
office making copies when this 
guy came in," Dwayne inter- 
rupted. "He said they were look- 
ing for you. They're gonna kill 
you. They know you found out 
about some guy named 
Salvaggio. Oh, my God, Van, 
what in the world is..." 

"The phone," Paul yelled. 
The phone is bugged." 

"Dwayne, shut up. Don't say 
another thing," I yelled just be- 
fore Paul yanked the cord out of 
the jack. He popped the cover off 
the receiver and found another 
bug. Thank God for that hat. We 
finished up and headed out to- 
ward KNWD. I needed to think 
and Paul needed to see why the 
deejay at the station had played 
a Barry Manilow song. 

The explosion knocked us to 
the sidewalk. I landed facedown, 


Tuesday, July 20, 1993 


Page 5 

The Office continued 

stunned for a second, then immediately 
became aware of the heat and the tiny 
pieces of fiery debris falling in the side- 
walk. The blue Geo Storm flipped in a 
perfect violent somersault and landed 
upside down. The car was a brilliant 
fireball, pieces flying everywhere. Thick, 
heavy smoke billowed from the fireball, 
and within seconds two other cars were 
on fire. 

"Whose car is it?" Paul yelled. 
"Dwayne's," I said. 

The dorm emptied There were shouts 
and voices of panic. 
"Call 911." 
"Is anyone in it?" 
"Call 911." 

I shuffled backwards, then left the 
scene. The cops would have questions, 
and since I had no answers, I preferred 
not to talk. I was stunned and needed to 
sit for a while, and think. There wasn't 
much chance of me doing that because 
just as I sat down on a bench in front of 
the Union, the brown sedan drove up. 

"Get in, Van." It was Tarrence. 

"What's going on here? My roommate 
just started his car for the last time. I got 
people I don't even know who want me 
dead. What the heck is going on here?" 

"We're sorry about your roommate. 
We tried to get to him before they did." 

"Who's they?" 

Tarrence pushed up his glasses: "Van, 
what I'm about to tell you will certainly 
shock you. You may not believe me. But 
I assure you it's all true, and with your 
help we can save your life." 

I braced myself and waited. 

"No editor has ever left the publica- 
tions office alive. Three have tried and 
died. Once a journalist joins the office, he 
never leaves unless he graduates. And by 
the time you graduate, you are part of the 
conspiracy and cannot talk. The office 
has an extensive surveillance operation. 
Your dorm room and car are bugged. 
Your phone is tapped. The office comput- 
ers and phones are wired. They follow 
you everywhere. You see, Van, the office 
is more than a college newspaper and 
yearbook office. It is a division of a very 
large business, a very profitable busi- 
ness. A very illegal business. 

"The student publication office is 
owned by the Salvaggio crime family in 
Chicago. The Mafia. The Mob. They call 
the shots up there, and that's why we're 
here. It's Mafia, Van, and it's illegal as 

"What we need from you is copies of 
every file on the computers and in Tommy 
the Tee's office." 

"Tommy the Tee?" 

Tarrence pulled out a folder from his 
brief case. He opened it to an eight-by-ten 
black and white photograph ofWhitehead. 

The photo showed Tommy dressed en- 
tirely in black: black tie, black shirt and a 
black satin jacket. He had his hair slicked 
back in dramatic Hollywood style. He 
stood on a boat surrounded by people; 
people who did not look like newspaper 
advisers. These people were the Mob. 

"Tommy the Tee, as he's known around 
Chicago, is the Mafia's link to the publi- 
cation office. He married a Salvaggio in 
1965. He's the old man's son-in-law. 
They had an operation in Boston back 
then, and he was stationed there. Then in 
the seventies, for some reason, he was 
sent to Natchitoches to set up shop. He is 
a very good adviser, from what we know." 

"I don't understand how the office can 
do so much illegal work and keep it quiet. 

what I understand. And when fighting 
the Mafia, those kind of connections are 

I was fortunate enough that Tommy 
had planned a journalism conference dur- 
ing the week. This would allow me to 
secretly photocopy his files while he was 
in meetings. 

The procedure was simple. Bridgette 
rented a copier and placed it in an empty 
office on the third floor of Kyser . I would 
empty Tommy's filing cabinet drawers 
into my blue bookbag. Then I would get 
on the elevator and press 4. I would stand 
in the back of the elevator and place my 
bag on the floor. Bridgette would get on 
at the second floor and make her way to 
the back placing her blue bag, identical to 

"The student publication office is 
owned by the Salvaggio crime family 
in Chicago. The Mafia. The Mob." 

That place is full of students and faculty," 
I said. 

"Good point, and one I cannot fully 
answer. We think the office works as two 
separate offices. One is legitimate, with 
students and faculty. Then Tommy and 
his grunts do the dirty work in the other. 
His files are full of information that could 
shut down the Mafia." 

"And what am I suppose to do?" 

"First of all, keep your mouth shut. If 
you start asking questions, your life could 
be in danger. Second, you're gonna get 
those files for us." 

The car stopped in front of Dodd Hall. 
The fire trucks and police were just leav- 
ing. Yellow tape surround the charred 
remains of Dwayne's car. 

"I don't care how you get 'em, Van. But 
I want copies of every file, and I don't 
want Tommy to know about this. If he 
catches you, you're dead," said Tarrence. 

"And if I don't do it?" 

"Then youll be sharing a cell with 
some guy named Bubba for the next 
twenty years. Now, get the files. IH set 
up a time and place for you to hand 'em 
over. Ill be in touch." Tarrence slammed 
the door and the brown sedan sped off. 

Bridgette Morvant has worked with 
the publications for several years now. 
She was always there when we needed 
her. Today, I needed her. She was going 
to copy files for me in my attempt to shut 
down Tommy the Tee and the Mafia. She 
had connections inside the Vatican from 

mine, on the floor. On the third floor 
Bridgette picked up my heavy bookbag 
and took it to her office. I went on to the 
forth floor with her bag. 

Thirty minutes later, I would get back 
on the elevator and pick up the files to 
return them to Tommy's office and repeat 
the process. Bridgette would pack the 
new files in a locked fireproof file cabinet 
hidden in a small closet. 

By noon Friday, all the files were cop- 
ied. The small mountain of evidence 
filled eleven and a half corrugated stor- 
age boxes. I called Tarrence. 

"Got all of 'em?" he asked . 

"Yeah, all he had." 

"You know where to meet?" 

"Cypress/Flora exit?" 

That's the place. 3 p.m. Don't be late." 

The phone was dead. 

I needed help getting the boxes to the 
rendezvous spot, so Jim Henderson, the 
paper's editor, agreed to help. We drove 
out to the Cypress/Flora exit off 1-49. The 
brown sedan was waiting. 

"You got the files?" Tarrence yelled 
from his car. 

"In the truck," I answered. 

Tarrence and Special Agent Harbison 
climbed out of the sedan. They waved, 
beckoning me to come over. I started 
toward them when suddenly a heavy 
thumping blow from behind knocked me 
flat onto my face onto the hot pavement. 

It was a moment before I realized what 
had happened to me. I had been shot in 

the shoulder. 

And then the gunfire erupted all 
around me. Automatic weapons. The 
sound echoed off the overpass embank- 
ments. Glass was shattering. I heard 
people shouting all around me. More 
gunfire. I rolled over to see Jim standing 
on his truck firing at Tarrence. Jim's 
Glock 21 .45 caliber pistol flashed twice. 
He jumped out of the bed and rolled on the 
hard asphalt. He fired twice more. 
Tarrence's body jolted from the impact of 
the 230 grain Black Talon hollow points. 

Harbison jumped in the sedan and 
roared down the street past me. Jim 
jumped up and fired a round at Harbison. 
The sedan slammed into the embank- 
ment and flipped over onto it side. 

Jim looked at me. The Glock smoked 
in his hand. "Sorry about shooting you. 
But if I hadn't, they would have." He 
produced a badge. "You see Van, I'm FBI. 
Special Agent of the Organized Crime 
Division. I was sent here to infiltrate the 
Mob's establishment in Natchitoches. We 
found out shortly afterwards that the old 
man Salvaggio was mad at Tommy for 
not inviting him to one of his parties. The 
Salvaggio family wanted Tommy out of 
the picture and the best way to protect 
themselves was to make sure he couldn't 
use anything against them. They sent 
Tarrence and Harbison down here to take 
out Tommy and you after handing them 
the files." 

He helped me up and holstered his 
Glock. "Those files could put Tee and the 
Salvaggio family away for a long time. 
They were going to use them to do just 
that to Tommy. Now we are going to use 
them to do just that to both of them." 

I pulled the line tight and cranked the 
reel. It was the largest fish I had hooked 
since I started my life-long vacation. Life 
was great on the Caymans. Plenty of 
food. Plenty of fish to catch. Plenty of 
rum punch. And not a Mafia man around. 

I had a new name: John Grisham. I 
had a new face and a new life. I still look 
over my shoulder to make sure no one 
was following. 

I had destroyed The Office. I had 
brought down the Mob. I had brought 
down Tommy the Tee. I had caught a 

This column is a work of fiction. Some 
names are real, however, the characters 
incidents, dialogue and plot are used fic- 
titiously. Any resemblance to actual per- 
sons or events is purely coincidental. Van 
R. Reed entered the FBI's Witness Protec- 
tion Plan upon graduation. 

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Carter named state's 
top track athlete 

Northwestern's LaMark Carter has 
been named the state's top male track 
and field ath- 
lete by the 
I Louisiana Ath- 
letic Directors 
Carter re- 
ceived the 
award Satur- 
day at the an- 
nual LADA 
Luncheon held 
in conjunction 
with the Loui- 
siana Sports- 
writers Asso- 
ciation Convention. He was among 10 
competitors around the state voted as 
Louisiana's best performers in their sports 
by the LADA. 

Carter recently completed his North- 
western career by winning All-America 

honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track and 
Field Championships with a fourth-place 
finish in the triple jump. He was eighth in 
the event at the recent USA/Mobil Out- 
door Championships. 

He was fifth in a USA-Great Britain 
dual meet competition held July 2" in 
Edinburgh, Scotland. Carter will be on 
the South team in the upcoming U.S. 
Olympic Festival in San Antonio, Texas. 

He has a 55-2 3/4 jump as a personal 
record, using that leap to win his third 
straight Southland Conference outdoor 
triple jump title in May. He was named 
the SLC's Outstanding Field Performer 
at this year's Indoor and Outdoor Cham- 
pionships, and was the meet's top scorer 
to lead the Demons to the indoor team 

Carter was also a 1993 NCAA Indoor 
All-American, finishing third in that meet, 
and won Outdoor All-America honors as 
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Baton Rouge senior ranked as top offensive lineman in Division I-AA 

Spears named Preseason All- America 

Northwestern State's Marcus Spears 
has been named Preseason All-America 
and is ranked as the top offensive line- 
man in Division I-AA by the 1993 Sport- 
ing News College Football Yearbook. 

A 6-foot-4, 304-pound senior tackle 
from Baton Rouge-Belaire, Spears already 
has been invited to the 1994 Senior Bowl. 
He is projected as a high pick in next 
April's NFL Draft. 

Draft expert Mel Kuiper, writing for 
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as one of the country's top six unheralded 
pro prospects. He is the only offensive 
lineman in that group. 

Spears has already won Preseason 
All-America honors from the NCAA Foot- 
ball Preview. He was a first-team Kodak 
Coaches All-America pick last year, when 
he won first-team All-Southland Confer- 
ence honors for the second straight sea- 

The Demons, 7-4 last season, begin 
preseason practice when freshmen and 

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for the annual Little Dribblers Basket- 
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Camp sessions run from 8 a.m. -noon 
each day in air-conditioned Prather Coli- 
seum. Tuition for the commuter camp is 
$60 with family discounts available. 

The camp staff will include current 
and former Northwestern women's bas- 
ketball players. Assistant coach Wendy 
Luebbers of the Lady Demon basketball 
staff is the camp coordinator. 

Instruction focuses on basketball fun- 
damental skills. Individual and team com- 
petition adjusted to skill levels is also 

The tuition covers instruction, insur- 
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Campus Quotes: What do you think of the recent marriage of Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett? 

Elizabeth Crump 

Denham Springs 

"If they love each 
other, then it's fine 
with me." 

Phillip Hesser 


"My God, there's 
hope for me." 

Thomas Worsham 


"Who's Lyle Lovett?" 

Ayesha Kennedy 


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loves him, it's okay. 
Even though he's a 
goofy, crazy, ugly guy, 
to each his own." 

Bryan Satawa 

Baton Rouge 
Political Science 

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that ugly fruit? He's 
ugly as sin. Why'd 
she marry him?" 

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Marine Biology 

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The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Volume 82, Number 5 

Demons to open season in Superdome 

irst ever meeting with Southern could be start of intense rilvalry 


Sports Editor 

Bud Grant, the former head coach 
the Minnesota Vikings once said 
ie three greatest necessities of life 
ere, "A faithful dog, a loving wife 
id a talented quarterback. . . but not 
icessarily in that order." As North- 
estern head football coach Sam 
x)dwin heads into his eleventh sea- 
n, his list, like Grant's also in- 
ades; a dog, a wife and a quarter- 
tck, in addition to, an experienced 
fensive line with a huge talented 
iensive tackle, a fast flashy run- 
fig back and a hard hitting corp of 
oior linebackers. But as Goodwin 
(epares to open the 1993 season 
pinst Southern University in the 
kiisiana Superdome, his list isn't 

Goodwin's concerns center on both 
ies of the ball. Offensively the 
anons are thin at tight end, re- 
iver and fullback. Gone from the 

Demons' 1992 starting lineup be- 
cause of graduation, are tight end 
Carlos Treadway and receiver 
LawannLatson. Maybe the biggest 
loss offensively for Goodwin was 
starting fullback Guy Hedrick. 
Hedrick a player who played quar- 
terback, tight end, running back 
and receiver last season, is enrolled 
in dental school in New Orleans. 
"Guy is the kind of kid you'd like to 
have for a son," said Goodwin. "You 
put him at any new position during 
practice and come game time he 
could play it." 

Defensively Goodwin would like 
to add experience, in the defensive 
front and secondary, to his list. Miss- 
ing form the 7-4 Demon team of last 
year are safety Adrian Hardy who 
is now playing professional ball for 
the San Francisco 49ers. Hardy 
was the 49ers second round draft 
choice and the 48th player taken in 
the NFL draft. 

The defensive front lost three 
starters to graduation. Goodwin 

will try and fill the hole by starting 
three sophomores and a senior. Jun- 
ior college players were recruited by 
Goodwin to help immediately. 
Receiver's coaches Darryl Mason and 
Scott Maxfield accepted coaching 
positions at other universities just 
prior to the beginning of fall prac- 
tice. They are replaced by John 
King and Aldren Kelly. John King 
earned Ail-American honors as an 
offensive lineman during the late 
80's. Kelly coached at Southern 
University and was an outstanding 
defensive back at Louisiana Tech. 
King will coach linebackers and Kelly 
defensive backs. Here's a look at the 
1993 Northwestern State Demon 
football team. 

At quarterback sophomore red 
shirt, Brad Laird, is the man that 
will direct the Demons offense. 
Laird, who broke his collarbone in 
the second game of the 1992 season 
against Troy State, will have to stay 
healthy to help win the Southland 
Conference race. Quarterbacks-re- 

ceivers coach, Denny Cox, says Laird 
is the key to winning season, "Laird 
has looked extremely good during 
fall practice, he has the tools and the 
talents to direct our offense, but he 
has to stay healthy." Behind Laird 
at the quarterback position are two 
walk-ons, Darrell Duhon and Jason 
Myatt. "It's just a really fragile 
position right now." said Goodwin 
about the teamis quarterback posi- 

As concerned as Goodwin is about 
the quarterback situation, he is just 
as comfortable wi th the runni ngback 
situation. "Deon Ridgell is back, 
and he had a great junior year." 
Ridgell rushed for 1,040 yards last 
season and needs just l,130yardsto 
equal John Stephens school rushing 
record. ThetailbackfromMonticello, 
Ark. tied school record last season 
with five 1 — =yard rushing games 
and his 1,927 yards rushing ranks 
as the Demon's 8th leading rusher. 
Ridgell's running mate in the 
backfield will probably be fullback 

Danny Alexander. Alexander a good 
blocker and pass catcher will have to 
fill the shoes of graduated running 
back David Howard. 

Other players that Goodwin will 
call on to carry the ball are Deron 
Reed, Joe Robinson and Kelvin 
Pierre. The biggest surprise during 
the fall scrimmages has been sopho- 
more tailback Clarence Matthews. 
"Matthews has come a long way and 
during the last several scrimmages 
has played outstanding football," 
commented Goodwin. Roundingout 
the tailback position, are two fresh- 
man form last years squad, Arthur 
Hunter and Chip Wood. 

Northwestern will not possess 
super fast receivers, however, coach 
Cox says senior flanker Steve Brown 
has the tools needed to be a top 
conference receiver. "Steve doesn't 
have 4.5 speed. What he does have, 
is the ability to run clean routes and 
find the open area," said Cox. Cox 
and Goodwin signed several junior 
college transfer players who are able 

to come in and play immediately. 
Two JUCO players that Cox says 
will pay immediate dividends are 
Jarred Johnston from Kilgore Jun- 
ior College and James Brock form 
Northwest Mississippi Junior Col- 
lege. Two players which remind Cox 
of former NSU greats. "Brock is a 
small receive, in the mold of Al 
Edwards. Johnston is a big kid, 
about 6'3" and weighs about 220, a 
Floyd Turner type receiver," said 

The strongest foundation for the 
Demon football team, a team picked 
to finish 4th in the Southland Con- 
ference this year, is the offensive 
line. Spearheading an offensive line 
consisting of four seniors and a jun- 
ior is Outland Trophy candidate and 
consensus All-American candidate 
Marcus Spears. Spears reported to 
fall practice at a trim 306. If Deon 
Ridgell is to capture the NSU rush- 
ing record it will be due in part to 
and experience offensive line. 

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award winners 


News Editor 

Students tired of the same old 
Bvies might want to try the lan- 
Jage and communication film se- 


Dr. Ray Wallace, head of the De- 
irtment of Language and Commu- 
tation, began the film series last 
iring but showed only seven mov- 
!. "It seemed to be quite popular so 
i decided to go ahead with it in a 
We organized fashion," Wallace 
id. The Department of Language 
A Communication plans to show a 
liferent movie every Friday night at 
> m. in Studio A of Kyser Hall room 
12. The movie is free of charge. 
The goal of the film series, accord- 
g to Wallace "is to show movies 
at generally students, faculty and 
afr don't get to see. Students are 
ft likely to find these movies in the 
Si Blockbuster Video. All of the 
H series are foreign, except one, 
toe are very old and few were shown 
'American theaters. 

This year the language and com- 
'Unication film series consists of a 
r oad spectrum of films from fc'pain, 
totugal, Japan, Poland, China, 
a ly, Sweden and Ireland. 
However, these are "not boring 
d French movies," Wallace said. "A 
*of them are about people interact- 
with people and nature and 
*ents." The movies are diverse, Tang- 
's from "cutting edge new movies 
ted some older classics," Wallace 
••d. The films range from as old a 
tovie as The Fritzlang Metropolis, a 
silent science fiction film from 
'•many and a recently banned Chi- 

movie from 1991. 
"While we're not trying to be con- 
|°versial, the nature of the film se- 
^ itself insures that controversy is 
We," Wallace said. "Many of these 
^vies have been banned for politi- 
*' and social reasons — or were 

banned [in the past]." 

All of the movies were directed 
by directors famous in their home 

All of the movies won interna- 
tional prizes, according to Wallace. 

"Many of them won best foreign 
film, most of them won the Venice 
film festival or the Cannes film fes- 
tival and yet they were relatively 
obscure to American audiences," he 
said. "So we're pretty lucky to have 

According to Wallace, an aver- 
age of 40 people attended per film 
last year and expects more this year. 
"It's interesting the cross-section of 
people we get coming to us,' Wallace 
said. "We've got[students from] 
Louisiana School, Scholars' College, 
NSU — we get everything from 
janitorial service to full professors." 

"I guess it's an important mes- 
sage that film crosses all sorts of 
boundaries,' Wallace said. "Even 
though these films are foreign, I 
guess they can apply to day-to-day 
lives — our daily lives." 

Wallace picks out the movies 
through catalogs or while in large 
cities like Dallas, Atlanta, New Or- 
leans and San Francisco. 

"Some of these movies many of 
the faculty have seen but there's a 
whole new generation of students 
who've never heard of Fellini and 
need to be aware of who Frederico 
Fellini is," Wallace said. 

"What I'd like to do is have some- 
one introduce the movie, talk a little 
bit about the director," Wallace said. 
"I don't like people just to walk into 
the movie theatre, watch the movie 
and go away." 

"What we've found is that after 
the movie lots of people stay to talk 
about the movie or lots of them go 
for coffee after — which is the good 
of this — it's a good way to see some 
stuff that the students/faculty/staff 
probably haven't seen," Wallace 
said. "And more importantly it's 
cheap because it's free." 

Campus beautification project began to take shape during the first week of classes in the former Kyser Hall parking lot 

Crier and Angelou to speak 

Pair will participate in Northwestern 's Distinguished Lecturer Series 

Writer and poet Maya Angelou 
and ABC correspondent Catherine 
Crier will appear at Northwestern 
State University this fall as part of 
the university's Distinguished Lec- 
ture Series. 

Crier will deliver her lecture, "The 
World is Watching," at NSU on Mon- 
day, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. Angelou will 
deliver her lecture on Thursday, Oct. 
28 at 9:30 a.m. Both lectures will be 
in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. 
The lectures are free and open to the 

Angelou has been called "one of 
the great voices of contemporary lit- 
erature." She has been a poet, edu- 
cator, historian, best-selling author, 
actress, playwright, civil-rights ac- 
tivist, producer and director. 

Angelou stirred the nation last 
January when she was part of Presi- 
dent Clinton's Inaugural ceremony. 
Her readings introduced many to 
her work and poetry in general. 

Her awards and honors include 
the Chubb Fellowship Award from 
Yale University, a National Book 
Award nomination for "I Know Why 
the Caged Bird Sings," a Pulitzer 
Prize nomination for "Just Give Me 
a Cool Drink ol Water 'Fore I Diie" 
and a Tony Award nomination for 
her performance in Look Away. In 
1981, she was appointed to a life- 
time position as the first Reynolds 
Professor of American Studies at 
Wake Forest University. 

Angelou sought a career on the 
stage, studying drama and dance 
before getting an opportunity to 
study dance with Pearl Primus in 
New York. She then joined the 22- 
country European tour of "Porgy and 

During this period she married 
and went to five in Cairo and then 
Ghana. She was the first woman 
editor of The Arab Observer, the 
only English- Language news weekly 

in the Middle East. While in Ghana, 
she was the feature editor of The 
African Review, and was also a 
teacher and assistant administra- 
tor at the School of Music and 
Drama at the University of Ghana. 

In the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther 
King, Jr. appointed her northern 
coordinator of the Southern Chris- 
tian Leadership Conference. She 
was also appointed by President 
Gerald Ford to the Bicentennial 
Commission, and by President 
Jimmy Carter to the National Com- 
mission on the Observance of Inter- 
national Women's Year. 

Angelou wrote the screenplay, 
"Georgia, Georgia," the first origi- 
nal script by a black woman to be 

Crier joined ABC's news maga- 
zine "20/20" earlier this year after 
three years as an anchor at CNN. 
Crier co-anchored CNN's prime 
evening newscast "The World To- 

day," "Inside Politics '92," the 
network's daily examination of the 
political process and "Crier and Com- 
pany," a live news-talk show where 
a panel of female policy experts dis- 
cussed current national and inter- 
national issues. 

Before joining CNN, Crier was a 
state district judge for five years in 
the 162nd district court of Dallas 
County, Texas. She was the young- 
est elected state judge in Texas when 
she won election in 1984. Four years 
later, she was unopposed for re-elec- 

Crier was a civil litigation attor- 
ney and assistant district attorney 
and felony chief prosecutor in Dallas 
before taking the bench. She was 
recognized as one of the 10 outstand- 
ing women in America in 1987, and 
as one of 20young lawyers who make 
a difference by the American Bar 
Association's Barrister Magazine in 

143 women participate in Panhellenic Formal Sorority Rush 


Staff Writer 

How lucky can you get in 
. a nhellenic Formal Sorority Rush? 

'Hety-Six women got very lucky, 
fed accepted bids into one of the 
Pee panhellenic sororities on cam- 

/"This year's sorority rush has been 

one of the greatest," Reatha Cox, 
Greek adviser, said. 

The number of women going 
through rush increased to 143 this 
year from 120 in 1992. Cox at- 
tributes the increase in rush par- 
ticipants to an increase in public 

She explained that all prospec-, 
tive students received post cards 
and brochures about sorority life, 
and the sororities were represented 

well during Freshman Connection. 

All of the rush rules were strictly 
followed leaving no rush infractions 

A lot of rush practices were 
changed nationwide, according to 
Cox. Fewer costumes were worn 
and fewer decorations were used. 

"Eventually rush will be prima- 
rily conversation with very little 
entertainment," she said. 

The five day Greek experience 

began Aug. 18 with getting ac- 
quainted sessions. Rushees partici- 
pated in many activities during the 
week including a session in which 
they presented themselves, a per- 
sonal fitness and women's health 
issues session, and swimming ses- 
sions at the recreational complex. 

There were £i few technical prob- 
lems the first night. The Sigma 
Kappa house lost power and the air 
conditioner in the Tri Sigma house 

went out. 

Several Sigma Kappas expressed 
gratitude to the brothers of Theta 
Chi for opening their house to them 
so their party could continue. 

"In a matter of minutes everyone 
pulled together and the parties con- 
tinued," Tina Foret, Rho Chi rush 
leader, said. "I think that's the great- 
est show of Greek unity since I've 
been on this campus." 

Cox believes that sorority rush 

is a good experience for everyone 
regardless of whether or not they 
pledge a sorority. 

"This gives them an opportunity 
to establish a feeling of family," Cox 

"College is very intimidating for 
some women, and this gives them a 
chance to find a family environment 
that they are comfortable in. It's 
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August 31, I99f 


CI)e Current ^>auce 

James B. Henderson 
Editor in Chief 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Amy Staszak Associate Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Dwayne Jones Ad Design 
Jason Lott Photographer 
Derrick Dietrich Business Manager 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 
Steve Horton Adviser 

In a recent survey of 5,1 00 American college 
students, 2 percent of the respondents did not 
recognize the name Bill Clinton. 

The results of an informal quiz given the 
first day of one section of advanced composition 
class were no less dismaying. At least nine of the 
30-odd students did not know the number of 
states in the United States. An even greater 
number did not know what year this country 
became an independent nation (1776). 

The most disturbing part of this latest 
indictment of the American education system 
was that most of the students are education 
majors. What chance does the next generation 
have of avoiding the mistakes of the past when 
those who are training to become their mentors 
do not even have a fundamental knowledge of 
the history of the nation in which they reside? 

In the same composition class, many 
students just stared blankly when asked to name 
their favorite book. Others chose books that 
undoubtedly appeared on the reading lists of 
their high school English classes. 

Some scholars have blamed the evolution 
of American society from a print-based to a 
broadcast-based interest for testing results like 
those described above. Others scoff at the results, 
claiming the tests are somehow culturally biased. 

If educators would spend as much time 
teaching the "3 Rs" as they do teaching children 
about their sexuality and how they are victims 
of a repressive society run by white males, we 
would most likely witness much better 
performances on tests like the one described 

Professors of teacher education, sadly, can 
no longer assume that their students have the 
knowledge base necessary to utilize lesson plans 
and classroom mangement models effectively. 
Stiffer standards of admission into teacher 
education programs may be the only effective 
course of action. 

We at The Current Sauce feel that the 
blame lies with educators and students alike. 
Teachers must realize that, without a firm 
foundation of general knowledge, students are 
relegated to merely regurgitating exactly what 
the teacher has said in class and are incapable of 
independent thinking. 

Students must take pride in being truly 
educated. This cannot be accomplished by 
memorizing set answers to isolated questions 
on exams. Only by taking an interest in the 
goings on in the world and reading can one 
truly become educated. 

Let us know what you think! Open debate 
can be a very valuable learning experience 
for all involved. 

Write a letter to the editor to: 

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Exit exam for teacher education majors: 

1. What year did the United States become a country? 2. How many states are in the United States? 

A. 1066 A. 1941 

B. 1492 B. Four score and seven 

C. 1993 C. A baker's dozen 

D. 1776 D. 50 

3. Which of the following landmarks is not located in Washington, D.C.? 
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Kudos to President Alost! 

Finally, the head of a public uni- 
versity has taken a stand for de- 
cency and morality while reaffirm- 
ing a strong belief in freedom of 
speech and academic expression. 

The letter written by Alost charg- 

ing the Argus with violating the 
community standards of decency 
demonstrated in textbook fashion 
how the president of a university 
can work actively to maintain the 
image of the institution without re- 
sorting to dictatorial edicts. 

When word of the letter leaked 
out, several students and faculty 
voiced their displeasure to me. 
Granted , I too was deeply concerned 

about the possibility of a "Big 
Brother" type administration 
emerging at Northwestern. How- 
ever, after the rage subsided, I was 
able to reread the letter several 
times and appreciate the care with 
which it was written. 

After a great deal of debate with 
both staff members of The Current 
Sauce and, to some extent, The Cur- 
rent Sauce advisers, I decided to 


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Power Tools and Eroticism - Grant Williams 

I want to do something to you you would never do on your own, 
Let me rub you with my sandpaper hands and scrape you on the 


It's hard to be in love because we're both perverts, 
Let me hold you in my razor blade arms and give you your just 


I can work my magic, ease your plight, and make you feel at home, 
Let me kiss you with my rust worn lips and we'll sink into the 


So just lay back and be at peace with one of your own kind, 
and let me give you a chainsaw massage that is guaranteed to blow 

your mind. 

Letter from President Alost concerning poem 

I have had the opportunity to review the latest edition of Argus '93 , and I wish to advise each 
of you relative to what I believe is poor professional judgment on each of your part in the publishing 
of "Power Tools and Eroticism," found on page sixty-six (66) of the publication. 

I have reviewed the material contained on the above named page along with the graphic 
illustration immediately above the piece, and I find it violative of the contemporary community 
standard at Northwestern as in my view it appeals to prurient sexual interests. Furthermore, I 
believe that the piece depicts sexual conduct in a patently offensive way. Finally, I do not believe 
that the piece contains serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value. 

In addition, I have requested a faculty group (five faculty which includes three members of 
the faculty senate) and a community group (city officials, parish officials, ministers, school 
personnel, chamber of commerce representative) to review this work. Also, Judge Peyton 
Cunningham has reviewed this work and none have found the article to have any literary or artistic 

I realize that my opinions are subjective. This is why I sought the consultation of others. 
However, based on their comments and my thoughts, I do not intend to retreat from my opinion, 
in this instance, as I am reminded of the U.S. Supreme Court's statement in Miller, 413 U.S. 15, 

[N]o amount of "fatigue" should lead us to adopt a convenient "institutional" view of the 
First Amendment — because it will lighten our burdens. 

I suggest that in the future you familiarize yourselves with the First Amendment rulings on 
Freedom of Speech, particularly the Miller decision, and ask yourself the same tough questions 
faced by the Courts and not adopt an "anything goes" mentality. The mission of universities, in my 
opinion, is not simply to encourage directionless irresponsible thinking for its own sake. I believe 
that the additional responsiblity of higher education is to instill the community's moral and ethical 
responsibility to those students within our charge. With the publication of "Power Tools and 
Eroticism," you have failed in your responsibility, in my opinion. I am, therefore, offering you legal 
advice as to how to proceed so that this does not occur again. I will ask legal counsel to meet with 
you prior to the fall 1993 semester. 

I would encourage you to contact me to discuss this matter at a later date if you disagree. 

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e teaches unexpected lessons 


News Editor 
I — 

Recently, I had the opportunity 

embark on a journey I will never 
fget — as a pilgrim. 

I did not intend to become a 
flgrim. I learned of an opportunity 

cover World Youth Day 1993 in 
enver with Pope John Paul II for 
lie Church Today, the Catholic 
e wspaper for the Diocese of 

The trip sounded like good 
urnalistic experience so I gave it a 
jot. I soon found out that I was 
iosen to cover the trip, but instead 
i having press credentials as I'd 
pped I was to travel as just another 

' About 200 teenagers plus 
(haperons were making the bus trip 
L Denver. While I, not being 
foundantly religious, came to work, 

others came for various reasons. 
Some were truly religious and 
wanted to see the Holy Father. 
Others came to be on a trip with lots 
of friends their own age, some came 
just to get out of the house and 
others because their mothers made 

The trip turned out to be pretty 
rough and full of unexpected 
disappointments and aggravations. 
Only one other girl in the whole 
caravan of busses was my age, but I 
did manage to make some friends 
and despite my cynical attitude, I 
did have some fun. 

Once I opened myself up to having 
fun, I also opened myself up to the 
religious aspects of the trip. I can't 
say I was spiritually redeemed but I 
did get back in touch with my faith 
and was very moved by the 
overwhelming amount of faith 
around me — especially from the 
high school kids. 

"Was seeing the Pope worth trav- 
eling from far away countries 
and sleeping in car garages?" 

I was especially moved when 
several people from our Diocese 
began discussing personal miracles. 
Some of the stories were truly breath- 
taking, but being objective I asked 
myself, "Are these stories real or the 
work of the imagination?" But I guess 
it doesn't matter whether or not the 
stories were real. What matters is 
that these people believed in them 
and would stake their lives on that 
belief. I guess that's real enough. 

In a way I guess some people 
actually gave their lives on this trip. 

From what I heard, four people died, 
none from our igroup, due to heart 
attacks or heat strokes. 

The trip w;as very rough. It 
involved a great deal of walking and 
the hot, dry weather and the high 
altitude was very trying especially 
for the many pil|grims from different 
climates. Our group was fairly lucky 
— we spent the nights in an 
elementary school. Some were 
sleeping in parking garages and 
others had no pilace to stay at all. 

"It's a pilgrimage, you're supposed 

to suffer," was the generic response 
to most complaints. I wonder if it is 
actually written somewhere that 
pilgrims must have difficult 
journeys. I wonder if that's is what 
God would want. On one hand 
sufferings (according to Catholicism) 
can be offered up as penance. On the 
other hand we're taught our bodies 
are "Temples of the Holy Spirit." Is it 
right then to harm one's body on 

As far as I know, no one in our 
group deliberately did any harm to 
himself, however. I guess the 
chaperons just didn't want us to 
complain. Once while we were hiking 
with our gear to a vigil site , someone 
complained about how heavy her 
load was. A fellow pilgrim 
immediately snapped back, "Jesus' 
cross was much heavier than this." 
That statement was very humbling. 

Now that I'm back from the trip 
the question every one asks (other 

than did you see the Pope) is did you 
have fun. Yes. I did have fun, but not 
all of the time. In fact, given it all to 
do again I'm not sure if I would go. 
Was getting a story and pictures 
worth all of the aggravations? 

Was getting a few glimpses of the 
Pope worth the lives of the few that 
died? Was seeing the Pope worth 
traveling from far away countries 
and sleeping in car garages? 

To some I'm sure it was. To me — 
yes and no. I could have seen the 
Pope much better on a television 
screen at home. On the other hand, 
I gained a true appreciation for 
things many of us take for granted 
like beds, hot showers, warm meals 
and toilet paper . Also, while I didn't 
get a good look at the Holy Father 
(except of big TV screens), I saw 
something more impressive from the 
faces of thousands cheering and 
standing on their tip-toes to catch a 

H^ark with me under the trees 


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to the a so manv others I would just 

' e to give a warm welcome to all of 
is donei ^ new s ^ U( ^ en ' ;s here at North- 
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stern. I am so glad you have 
iosen NSU, and I am certain that 
ou have been able to take in some of 
to anl ar beautiful scenery. It is truly 
ively. As you may have noticed, the 
lan-made aspects of the university 
re not so attractive. Nor are they 

1 igical, efficient, or reliable. 

Our administration has deemed 
wise to rearrange the parking prob- 
;m. Not necessarily to solve it, but 
earrange it. They are trying any- 
hing and everything, and are get- 
ing nowhere. They have some good 
(leas, but what they aren't doing 
rill derail what efforts they have 
nade. The three new 15-minute 
larking spots in front of the post 
fficeareagoodidea. The penalty of 
lanishment for repeat parking of- 
enders is also a good idea. They are 
:: lelpful, but they do not address the 
nam problem. Furthermore, some 
f their efforts are only making mat- 

• ers worse. 

The Northwestern Drive By Gar- 
lens, on the other hand, are just 
'lain stupid. The horticulture ex- 
libit stems from Dr. Robert Alost's 
esire to have a walking campus, 
le tried it last year, and got trashed 
tyeveryone. Now he is trying again, 
ind is getting laughed at by every- 
me. They dug up the center of a 
larking area and played John Den- 
er. I like to "plant a tree," but this 


I The asphalt garden border, while 
-fceing a pleasant frame for the pretty 
i llants, is primarily an access road 

• redeliveries and handicapped park - 
ng. Now this sounds reasonable 
«nough, except there isn't a handi- 
capped access ramp to any of the 
Viildings near the parking spaces, 
ftor is there adequate space for de- 
ivery trucks to drive if someone 
Mes those spaces. 

The other day I saw a young 
fiandi capped man park his car in the 

handicapped space. While he was 
still in the car an ARA van maneu- 
vered its way down the access road. 
With half of his left tire in the mud 
pit he was only six inches from the 
young man's car. I wonder if a real 
delivery truck can make that 

The problem with parking at 
Northwestern is that the central part 
of campus is too congested, and un- 

But wasn't that the idea? Now a 
year later we can hear the pitiful 
voices of our administrators saying, 
"We tried the bus, but no one rode it 
so we discontinued it." I am coming 
to believe that some of our adminis- 
trators like the parking problem, 
maybe they like headaches and rude 
phone calls. 

What was needed for the bus to 
work was a little psychological con- 

"The Northwestern Drive By 
Gardens, on the other hand, 
are just plain stupid" 



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fortunately the steps that the uni- 
versity has taken do not meet the 
demands being placed on the sys- 
tem. Dormitories that needed more 
spaces either lost existing spaces or 
other students are taking their des- 
perately needed spaces. It is nice 
that half of Sabine's parking lot has 
now been made commuter, however, 
in reality it was always half com- 
muter. Commuter students parked 
there anyway. While naming it so 
might scare a freshman or two, it 
will not address the problem, much 
less alleviate it. 

I am glad to see the administra- 
tion utilizing the Coliseum parking 
area, however they have done it 
again. They are using a half-ass 
solution to an overwhelming prob- 
lem. Last year the administration 
began using a shuttle bus that would 
transport students from the coliseum 
to the center of campus. This seemed 
like such a great idea, but then no 
one used it and it was discontinued. 
Everyone knew it would fail because 
no one felt compelled to take the 
Demon Train. 

ditioning. You can either entice stu- 
dents to park by the coliseum with 
candy or money or you can punish 
him for not doing so. It is impossible 
to solve this problem with students 
asking themselves every morning, 
"How am I going to find a parking 
space with only five minutes until 
class and close enough so that I can 
spit on the building?" So they have 
to be motivated to ride the Train. 

Basically Northwestern students 
are just a tad bit lazy, but that is to 
be expected and compensated for. In 
the real worl d it is not uncommon for 
people to take the bus to work, work 
out a car-pooling plan, or walk a 
little to get to their workplace. In 
the real world, the faculty would 
have to hike it also. Only the upper 
echelon of a company get preferred 
parking with cool gates that require 
special ID cards. But that's the real 
world, and we are in academia. 

The final part of the solution is 
sidewalks. The cam pus needs a side- 
walk along College Ave. so someone 
could conceivable walk from Varnado 
to the library. In walking time it 

would take about five minutes and 
we wouldn't need to drive. At 
present, it is a dangerous stroll 
through the mi ddle of a very busy 
street. SidewaKks that connect the 
Student Union-Kyser with College 
Ave. are also needed, so someone 
could realistically walk to school with 
some degree of safety. A sidewalk 
along Caspari where the University 
Police are located would be very help- 

While I am still dreaming, a side 
walk from the Iintramurals building 
to Chaplin's Leke would be nice, 
then I could this campus with impu- 
nity and my butt wouldn't be so big. 
If President Alost wants a walking 
campus then he is going to have give 
us a safe place to walk. Hey, we 
could also use £ little lighting, but 
111 leave that for the future. 

If you want (to solve the parking 
problem, you csinnot only do one of 
these. You can't only use strict en- 
forcement and banishment to the 
outer sanctums of NSU. Nor can 
you only use Vic's Bus Service or 
only build sidewalks. You have to do 
all three. 

As a final nofte, for those who are 
new to this insti tution of higher edu- 
' cation, if you taJie a look around you 
will also notice that bickering and 
complaining is not just a hobby of 
the Northweste rn student body and 
faculty but a universal pastime. 
Bitching is no longer an art form; it 
has been elevated to the status of 
science here at NSU. Of course, if 
you listen hard enough you will real- 
ize that those most experienced in 
complaining and grumbling are the 
last to work towards a solution. 
Hopefully, this is a workable solu- 
tion that the administration will take 

Writer's note: With my warmest 
regards I want to thank President 
Alost for providing such foolishness 
as the Roads Gardens. While add- 
ing so much beauty to the area they 
also cleanse the air and provide some- 
thing to lampoon. Thanks so much. 
This column I dedicate to you and 
the thousands we spent on the 

Students, not community, 
should judge Argus 


Editorial Staff 

While many people found some of 
the material in the 1993 Argus 
literary magazine offensive, could it 
actually be considered obscene? 

Earlier this summer, NSU 
President Alost sent a letter stating 
his opinion that specific material in 
the magazine was in fact obscene. 
He based his statement on the 
Supreme Court's Miller decision 
which defines obscenity as being in 
violation of current community 
standards, appealing to lustful 
sexual interests and lacking serious 
literary, artistic, political or scientific 

Dr. Alost stated in the letter that 
he consulted "a faculty group" and "a 
community group" before expressing 
his opinion. However, the groups 
consulted were not the intended 
audience of Argus. The magazine is 
funded by student association fees 
and the magazine is published for 
the students. Dr. Alost did not 
consult students about their opinion 
of Argus. 

Instead, his definition of 
community standards seems to refer 
to the Natchitoches community 
rather than the Northwestern 
community. The distinction is 
important as Argus is published for 
the student body and not the 
Natchitoches community. Since 
much of the Northwestern student 
body includes people from many 
different walks of life, it stands to 
reason that their views would be 
quite a bit more liberal than those of 
the surrounding community. 
Obviously, college students may 
have a very different idea of what 
constitutes obscenity. 

Alost also consulted a faculty 
group about the material. Perhaps 
NSU faculty involved with literature 
could make a sound judgment about 
the literary value of Argus . However, 
are community members or even 
students capable of making an 

impartial decision? 

Furthermore, Argus' adviser is 
an English/literature professor and 
several other English professors 
were involved in the magazine's 

In addition, the letter repeatedly 
refers to the poem, "Power Tools and 
Eroticism" by Grant Williams. That 
poem was clearly offensive to many. 
However, the illustrations on pages 
66 and 67 were far more graphic and 
unsettling than the poem . Alost only 
makes one reference to the picture 
which was immediately above the 

The illustration, "St. Tracy," by 
Sub-Zero Permafrost was a separate 
submission, not an illustration of 
the poem as some may have believed. 

"I can only speak about the poem, 
because I had nothing to do with the 
illustration chosen to accompany it 
on the page," Williams said. 

Williams further said he did not 
intend to stir controversy and was 
surprised by the reaction to his poem. 
"I merely submitted a poem to a 
poetry contest," he said. "I submitted 
the poem expecting it to be taken 
satirically, to poke fun at other Argus 
poems that I'd seen in the past and 
because I thought the poem was 
funny and bizarre. To anyone who 
found it offensive I sincerely 
apologize. That wasn't my intention." 

Perhaps the reason Williams's 
poem gained so much attention lies 
in his very public role as the founder 
of the campus gay/lesbian/bisexual 
organization. This organization has 
also stirred controversy and negative 
reactions. This may have led some to 
focus more attention on William's 
poem than other works (like the 
illustration) by anonymous are less 
public students. 

In any case, it doesn't seem 
appropriate that one group of 
individuals, no matter how high- 
ranking, should decide what is 
obscene for a university literary 
magazine without first consulting 
students and that segment of the 
faculty which deal with questions of 
obscenity on a regular basis. 

Country music popularity growing at Northwestern 


Staff Writer 

Everywhere you look these days you 
see the effects of the newest 
'Susie craze. It seems as if every one 
from nine to ninety is going country. 

Within the last five years, the 
frowth of country music has been 
lr emendous as Reba McEntire, 
Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt have 
fccome household names. This surge 
F 1 popularity is due in part to the 
^arismatic performers, both new- 
fliers and veterans, who have 
'"Pened a new chapter in the book of 
f^untry music. 

Though these performers still sing 

songs with many of the same tradi- 
tional themes associated with coun- 
try music, the presentation of their 
songs through recordings and live 
performances seem to have changed 
the way many people now feel about 
country music. 

Artists like Wynonna Judd, Clint 
Black and Randy Travis have been 
at home on the country charts for 
years now, but more and more often 
they find their names gracing the 
pages of the Billboard Hot 100 and 
Top 200 Albums pages, charts usu- 
ally used to measure either rock, rap 
and pop performers. 

Just last summer six of the top 
ten slots on Billboard's pop album 
chart were filled by country acts. 

The sale of these albums, singles 
and videos has been astronomical 
and shows no sign of slowing down 
any time soon. 

Many attribute some of the new 
success of country music to moving 
away from the twangy sound of yes- 
terday and presenting more of a 
produced and polished sound that is 
usually associated with pop music. 
Whatever the reason, artists are 
seeing more and more multi-plati- 
num albums than ever before. 

The profits aren't only being seen 
in the record stores either. Country 
acts are hitting the road on extended 
concert tours and the fans in turn- 
ing out in record numbers night af- 
ter night. 

If you haven't been to a country 
concert in a while, you are definitely 
in for a surprise Gone are the days 
of a lone performer on stage with a 
microphone anc a guitar. Today's 
country concert has the look and feel 
of a rock or pop show complete with 
dozens of dancers, pyrotechnics and 
laser light shows. 

Garth Brooks is a prime example 
of the new showmanship described 
above. Forgoing the tradition of 
moving only onstage to enter and 
exit, Brooks whips his audience into 
a frenzy by running all over the 
place, climbing mountains of 
speaker cabinets, and swinging 
above the sold-out crowds on huge 
lighting cables. This kind of concert 

activity is what brings crowds of all 
ages back again and again. 

Another place the impact of coun- 
try can be seen and felt is clubs and 
bars across the country, where for 
many country dancing is the only 
way to go. Country acts Billy Ray 
Cyrus and the duo Brooks & Dunn 
have inspired the dances the "Achy 
Breaky" and the "Boot Scootin' 

Both men and women are taking 
lessons and buying instructional vid- 
eos to learn to do these and other 
dances. Here in Natchitoches many 
NSU students frequent the two 
local country clubs on a regular ba- 
sis. One of these clubs changed from 
a dance club to country just over a 

year ago. 

And how do some students feel 
about this new trend? When asked 
to complete this statement "I like 

country music because " Laura 

Standford, a sophomore from 
Coushatta responded, "It just seems 
to deal with real-life situations." 
Brian Ross, a junior from Martin 
said "It has more meaning and feel- 
ing than other form of music to me." 
Most students responded the same 
way, but one responded, "I like it but 
you know how things are around 
here hot one day and not the next." 

Perhaps, but as a whole, country- 
music appears to have a secure place 
in the American way of life. 

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As president of the Student 
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The SGA is your official voice at 
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Besides service as an officer or 
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Page 6 

August 31,1993 

'93 Demons: Linebackers to lead defense 

continued from page 1 

Spears isn't letting all his pre- 
season accolades go to his head, he is 
keeping the season in perspective, 
"I want to win the Southland Con- 
ference and also help Deon break 
the rushing record," said Spears. 
"Honors are nice but they can get in 
the way of what we are here to do 
and that is to play and win football 

Spears will not be single handedly 
responsible if Ridgell breaks the 
rushing record this season. Four 
other players will contribute to the 
success of the Demon running game 
this season. George Paul could be an 
all conference player at offensive 
guard this season, the other guard 
will be Jason Ball a former tight end 
who has made a smooth transition 
into the interior line. Junior John 
Dippel will man the center position 
and 6'3" 285 senior, Will Coleman 
will be Spears counterpart at the 
other tackle position. 

A problem with having an experi- 
enced line is sooner or later they 
graduate and have to replaced by 
young inexperienced players. 
Goodwin assured himself, if nothing 
else, of having a huge freshman 
group of offensive linemen. Head- 
ing the list of mammoth freshman 
interior linemen are 6'2" 318 pound 
Shawn Baumgarten and twins Jody 
Ferguson 5'H" 277 pounds and Joel 
Ferguson 6'0" 285 pounds. For added 
insurance Goodwin brought in king 
size offensive lineman Neal Sharkey 
6'2" 315 pounds. 

Brandon Gosserand will try and 
fill the big shoes of Carlos Treadway . 
Gosserand is the only tight end the 
Demon's have coming back from 

spring practice. Kelvin Pierre who 
spent some time at tight end last 
year has been moved back to run- 
ning back. 

Defensively, coach Goodwin dur- 
ing some games this season may 
remind fans of a little Dutch boy 
trying to plug holes in a leaking 
dikeVThe only returning starter on 
our defensive line is Nathan Piatt, 
we lost all three of out top defensive 
ends from last season," said Goodwin, 
"right now we're looking for a lot of 
new faces to help us." 

The Demon's 4-3-4 defense will 
have two sophomores and two se- 
niors along the defensive line, two 
seniors and a sophomore at line- 
backer, and two sophomores and two 
seniors roaming the secondary. Ja- 
son Storm saw a lot of playing time 
last season at defensive end as a 
freshman, this year Goodwin has 
assigned him the task of right defen- 
sive end. 

Three other sophomores, Dwayne 
Thomas, Joe Cummings and Robert 
Wright will see playing time behind 
Strom. Goodwin likes the playing 
ability of Anthony Dale. Dale was 
hurt last year and played very little 
but Goodwin feels Dale could be an 
outstanding defensive player. 

Again inexperience appears at the 
Demon's defensive tackle position, 
freshman Teddy Gilbert and sopho- 
more Nathan Piatt will battle and 
share time for that position. Senior 
Rodney King though small by most 
standards, 6'0" and 220 pounds will 
play nose tackle. Gilbert should see 
time at nose tackle as well. 

King's career at Northwestern 
has been riddled with knee prob- 
lems, if he can stay healthy he may 

be the glue that holds a young defen- 
sive line together. King was named 
to the Southland Conference Aca- 
demic Honor Roll for 1992. 

Linebacker may be the Demon's 
strongest position, four year starter 
Ed Moses will play strongside line- 
backer. Roy "Scooter" Divitorrio will 
also see playing time behind Moses. 
On the opposite side of Moses, senior 
Jerome Keys will play weakside line- 
backer. Helping Keys at the 
weakside linebacker position will b 
freshman Marlon Edwards. 
Edwards has impressed coaches with 
his toughness and his quickness. 

In the middle, Kevin Calmes and 
Steve Readeaux, will share middle 
linebacker duties. Calmes saw con- 
siderable action last year as a fresh- 
man, Readeaux split time with se- 
nior Brannon Rowlett before suffer- 
ing a torn pectoral muscle in the 
McNeese State game. 

This season the Demon's second- 
ary may lack the beef of prior sea- 
sons, only one starter returns. 

"Fred Thompson will be the bell 
cow back there, he's great against 
the run, has great speed, hell prob- 
ably be an NFL prospect coming out 
of this year," Goodwin said. 

Jarvis Conic missed most of the 
'92 season due to a badly broken 
ankle, his name has been penciled in 
at the strong safety position. Sopho- 
more Jeff Myatt and Don Butler will 
man the corners. Kevin Rhodes, 
Derrick Clarkson and Cornelius 
Baldwin will also be called on to 
cover opposing receivers. 

This season junior, Jason 
Fernandez, will handle both kick- 
offs and the punting chores for the 

How the Demons and Jaguars match up 

Demon "Pro I" Offense 

SE 15 Mike Allen 

OT 76 Marcus Spears 

OG 55 Jason Ball 

C 73 John Dippel 

OG 63 George Paul 

OT 71 Will Coleman 

TE 87 Brandon Gosserand 

FL 3 Steve Brown 

FB 27 Danny Alexander 

TB 40 Deon Ridgell 

QB 10 Braid Laird 


4-3-4 Defense 



Don Butler 



Jason Storm 



Nathan Piatt 



Rodney King 



Anthony Dale 



Ed Moses 



Jeff Myatt 



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Jerome Keys 



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Jaguar "52 Eagle" Defense 



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Charles Johnson 



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Tommy Holiday 



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Marshall Hayes 



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Craig Weaver 

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Robert Sandolph 

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16 Duane Fuller 

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Staff Writer 

For Northwestern's Demon foot- 
ball team, this Saturday's game will 
have much more riding on it than a 
win or a loss. 

The game is being played in the 
Superdome in New Orleans so the 
participants must make a good show- 
ing to take advantage of the added 
media coverage. 

Many of the players are also from 

the South Louisiana area, so the 
game gives them a chance to show- 
case their talents in front of some 
hometown fans. 

Northwestern and Southern have 
never met on the football field but a 
rivalry could be in the making, ac- 
cording to Doug Ireland, director of 
Sports Information at Northwest- 

"These two institutions recruit 
some of the same athletes and have 
much of the same traditions which 
has the makings of a great rivalry," 
Ireland said. "Playing the game in 

the 'Dome' just makes the game tw 
the fun." 

Ireland went a step further, h 
ing down the proverbial gauntlet 
the nationally known Southern Ui 
versity Marching Band. He predict 
that The Spirit of Northweste 
Marching Band would out perfo: 
the group from Baton Rouge. 

"Don't get me wrong," Irelai 
said. "Southern has a tremendol 
band. I just have a feeling that tW 
are in for a rude awakening whi 
the Demon Band takes the field, 

Did someone say rivalry? 

Quick facts on Southern University 

Location: Baton Rouge 

Enrollment: 9,916 

Mascot: Jaguars 

Colors: Columbia Blue and Gold 

Conference: Southwestern Athletic 

1992 Record: 5-6 

Coach: Pete Richardson, first year, 41-14-1, 12 years at Winston-Salem 

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Last Meeting: First ever, will play again in Shreveport in 1994 
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August 31, 199; 

Campus Connection 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Saturday , Aug. 2 1 , the dedicated 
women of Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Sorority. Inc. came out in full force. 
By giving of themselves, these 
service-oriented young ladies greatly 
assisted the NSU Athletic 
Association in attempting to meet a 
set goal of $60,000. 

Accordingto Angela Stallworth, 
vice president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, 
the sorority "is committed to 
improving both Northwestern and 
the Natchitoches community. We 
strive to make a difference in all 
aspects of college life, whether with 
programs to enhance education or 
seminars for less fortunate members 
of the community." 
Bowling Team 

The NSU bowling team is 
looking for new members. Contact 
Reese Young at 357-5659 before 
Sept. 8. 

Circle K 

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Circle 
K International will have a "Faux 
Wine and Cheese Party." This 
opening meeting will take place at 
5: 15 p.m. in the Alumni House. Come 
have fun meeting new people, 
learning about CKI and eating and 
drinking your fill. 
Phi Beta Lambda 

Phi Beta Lambda will hold its 
first meeting on Sept. 8 at 12 p.m. in 
room No. 102 of the business 
building. PBL is the post-secondary 
division of the Future Business 
Leaders of America. 

Dues are $15 for the year and 
all majors are welcome. For more 
information, contact Renee LaFave 
at 352-1032. 
Phi Mu 

Congratulations to our super 
Phi classes of 1993! 

Members interested in playing 
flag football, please contact Jill 
Parker and come to pract ice Monday- 
Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the ROTC 
field. Formal pledging will be Sept. 6 
at 6 p.m. in the Cane River Room of 
the Student Union. 

Actives, please arrive at 5:30 

p.m. We hope everyone has a safe 
and fun labor day. 
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with the Crew Card. 

The Crew Card costs only $6 for 
one year and offers discounts at 
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The Crew Card may be 
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lobby and at Iberville from Sept. 1- 
17 dftjjy between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Students interested in the 
rowing team should contact Calvin 
Cupp at 357-4237. 
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Congratulations to all of our new 
inititates from Spring 1993 and to 
all of our pledges. We are all proud 
of you. We would also like to thank 
all of the fraternities for all of their 
help during Rush. There will be an 
informal meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. 

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Campus Quotes: Do you think "Powertools and Eroticism" is obscene? 

Students were asked to give their initial reaction to the poem which was written by Grant Williams and printed in the 1993 Argus, a Northwestern student publica- I 
tion.. Respondents were then asked if they thought the work to be obscene. A letter from President Alost to members of the Argus staff charged that the poem violated 
the community standards for obscenity as outlined in the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Miller . 413 U.S. 15. 


Antonio Larry 


Westport, Miss. 

"Nasty. Iwouldn't do it, 
even if they took some of it 
out. That is disrespect for 
your partner. I wouldn't 
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me for something like that. 

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too far." 

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of how you take it. I am a 
very open minded person." 

Laura Tausch 


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and very inappropriate." 

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obscene. It is all in the 
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ptember 7, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Volume 82, Number 5 

(\RA discontinues long-standing services 

izza delivery, call-in orders terminated in light of complaints and building renovations 



News Editor 

Students wanting to have pizzas 
felivered to their dorms will no 
jiger be able to use their meal cards 
I do so. 

ARA will no longer deliver pizza 
ftake phone orders through Itza 
feza in Le Rendevous, according to 
Juck Weaver, ARA food service 

ARA did away with pizza deliv- 
ty because of added seating in Le 
llendevous and past problems with 
ike delivery system. 

"Well, we did a lot of renovation 
|jwn there [Le Rendevous]," Weaver 
lid. "We've added [changed] one 
mcept to three concepts. In addi- 
on to that we opened up the Alley 
«• additional seating so therefore 
e have enough capacity to handle 
Dr business after hours. Delivery 
ras mainly instituted to try to ser- 
ice people that we couldn't out of a 
mall area and now we have the 
pcility to hold the students." 
One student, Jeff Burkett, a 
homore, was very upset when he 
ed pizza delivery had been ter- 
ated. "They've been doing it [de- 
ering pizza] for how many years 
w — and all of a sudden, screw 
[they] aren't delivering," 

Burkett said. "It's not a dining ser- 
vice for the students anymore." 

Weaver doesn't expect to lose 
business to local pizza delivery com- 
petitors, however, because Le 
Rendevous is "convenient." 

"You can come down to Le 
Rendevous and you can always find 
a quiet table and that way if you 
don't want to mess around with the 
pool table you can go into the Alley," 
Weaver said. 

"Ill be quite honest with you, 
delivery was never one of our strong 
suits because of all of the paper work 
that had to be involved with it," he 
said. "The taking of the order, the 
writing the student card down, get- 
ting the drivers to get the pizza to- 
gether, having to recontact the stu- 
dent, telling him the pizza's on the 
way, then all of the things that foul 
up — that occur when somebody 
shows up in the lobby with some- 
body else's I.D. That makes it very 
difficult for the guy who's chasing 
after a maybe or maybe not sale. 
And therefore other people who've 
ordered pizzas are now into their 
second hour of waiting for an order. 
The industry standard is 30 min- 
utes and there's no possible way we 
can do 30 minutes and therefore 
we're judged almost unfairly to that 

"I'm not saying it [delivery] is 
going to be done away with forever, 
but as it was set up now it was 

frustrating for the students to call 
up on our one phone line,' Weaver 
said. "We're not set up to deliver 
properly and we received more criti- 
cism and the students received more 
bad service." 

Weaver feels non-delivery will 
service the students better. Burkett, 
however, has found a recent experi- 
ence with Le Rendevous to be very 

According to Burkett, he called to 
order a pizza at 8:30 p.m. and was 
told no pizza deliveries were being 
made. Burkett then said he walked 
to Le Rendevous at about 8:45 p.m. 
but was told pizzas were no longer 
being served because Itza Pizza was 
out of cheese. 

"Now here's the first full week of 
school and they're already out of 
cheese," Burkett said. "They charge 
$10 for a medium pizza or whatever 
it is and they're out of cheese. Set 
some of that money aside, buy some 
cheese and make sure it's there. 

Burkett said he then called a lo- 
cal pizza delivery which delivered a 
two-topping medium pizza for less 
than what Le Rendevous would have 

Weaver was unaware of shortage 
problems. "I've got no excuse for 
that," Weaver said. "It was a mis- 

Weaver emphasizes the positive 
aspects of ARA food service. "You 
may look at it [delivery] as taking 

Le Rendezvous employee Dawn McCarroll is one of many students employeed by the food service 

away," he said. "I look at it as adding 
to." Le Rendevous has new pool 
tables, new video games and a new 
compact disk jukebox. 

"There's so much more with the 
additional concepts over at Iberville." 
Weaver even encourages upperclass- 
men to eat at Iberville. "They owe it 
to themselves to check out Iberville," 
he said. 

While impressed with Iberville's 
new look, Reggie Gatewood, a se- 
nior, was disappointed with the food. 
"Basically when we walked in I was 
excited — it looked like Food Court 
USA at Six Flags," Gatewood said. 
"When I sat down and saw what 
they had to offer, I thought it was a 
shame, with all of the renovations 
the food hasn't really changed in the 

three years I've been here. It seems 
all the money used for the renova- 
tions may have been better spent." 

Gatewood has a variable meal 
plan and eats in Iberville mainly on 
weekends. He was unhappy with 
the food taste and selection. "And 
what's up with those little cups," he 
said, referring to the small drink 
cups provided to students. 

— Apartment complex to open next fall ^ / 

rrrga f or September 21 

-If RtnHf>ntj5 will hp nhle t.n live in an and since those units are not avail- and will have a Drivate Datio area, to existing rental rates in A-^JM. li- *™ 


Students will be able to live in an 
■artment and still have the conve- 
lence of living on campus when 
lorth western opens its first on-cam- 
ls apartments next fall. 
Under an agreement with Cen- 
iry Development Corporation of 
ouston, NSU will lease a six acre 
ite on Tarleton Drive near the P. E. 
ijors Building to Century Devel- 
ment, which will build, manage 
d maintain the apartment com- 

Phase one of the project will in- 
lude 112 units that will house up to 
i0 students, faculty and staff. The 
mplex, which will be built without 
y university funds, should be com- 
peted in August, 1994. 
t "Natchitoches needs about 400 to 
^500 more rental units right now, 

and since those units are not avail- 
able, we had to take steps to provide 
them," Dr. Robert Alost, NSU presi- 
dent, said. "This project will help 
Northwestern continue to grow, and 
I anticipate beginning phase two of 
the project as soon as the first phase 
is completed." 

According to NSU Director of 
Housing Harold Boutte, three sets 
of floorplans will be used in the com- 
plex. The first set of apartments will 
be one bedroom efficiency apart- 
ments with 495 square feet of living 
space. The second and most popular 
set will be two bedroom, two bath 
apartments with a living room and 
610 square feet. The third set will be 
873 square foot apartments with four 
bedrooms and two baths. 

Each apartment will be furnished 

and will have a private patio area. 
The complex will be surrounded by a 
wrought iron fence. A security gate 
will be installed at the entrance to 
the complex to limit entry to resi- 
dents and their guests. 

"This is a win-win situation for 
everyone involved," Boutte said. "The 
university is not required to spend 
additional funds for these apart- 
ments, so money can be spent to 
renovate our current dormitories. 
Our students are helped sicne there 
will be additional apartments avail- 
able for rent that are modern and 
convenient. This is an important step 
that will help the university con- 
tinue to grow." 

Rental rates have not been set for 
the complex, according to Boutte. 
He said rates should be comparable 

to existing rental rates in 
Natchitoches. Rules and regulations 
for the complex will be drawn up by 
a committee of residents, university 
administrators and Century Devel- 
opment representatives. 

Boutte said the new complex will 
be limited to juniors, seniors and 
graduate students as well as NSU 
faculty and staff. 

"Most upperclassmen live off cam- 
pus, so opening these new apart- 
ments will not have an impact on 
dormitory occupancy," he said. 

Dramatic enrollment growth at 
Northwestern and growth in the 
Natchitoches area have contributed 
to a housing shortage in 
Natchitoches. Enrollment at NSU 
has inceased 60 percent since 1986. 

Northwestern is helping stu- 
dents investigate their career choices 
come September 21, Career day. The 
office of career planning and place- 
ment along with the office of coop- 
erative education is sponsoring this 
event and career week, September 
13-17 in the Student Union. 

"Career day is not just for se- 
niors. The purpose is to help all 
students decide about their future 
and realize there is life after col- 
lege," stated Frances Conine, direc- 
tor of counseling and career services. 
Students will have from 9:30 a.m. 
until 3:00p.m. to talkto representa- 
tives from many different compa- 
nies about all the aspects of work in 
that particular field. 

At least 30 companies from all 

will be participating in Career day. 
The various businesses range from 
independent companies to national 
chains. There will be big food corpo- 
rations, shoe stores, merchandise 
outlets,and governmental agencies. 

Students will be allowed to turn 
in resumes, ask questions about the 

company, and possibly set up an 
interview. Certain drawings, door 
prizes, and contests will also be go- 
ing on at this time. 

To really get a feel for the up- 
coming Career day, students can go 
to one of the many seminars during 
Career week. The seminars will 
show the ways to dress, act , and the 
skills needed for sucess on the job. 
For more information, contact the 
offices for Career Planning and 

over Louisiana and the United States Placement. 

Crier to visit Northwestern _ . . , . . 

ForrnerCNNanchorvm Telecommunications, journalism merge 

deliver speech entitled 
"The World is Watching" 
as part of Distinguished 
Lecturer Series 

Catherine Crier, former CNN 
anchor and current ABC correspon- 
dent, will speak at Northwestern 
Monday at 9 a.m. 

Crier joined ABC's news maga- 
zine earlier this year after three 
years with CNN. At CNN, Crier co- 
anchored "The World Today," the 
network's prime evening newscast; 
"Inside Politics '92," the network's 
daily examination of the political 
process; and "Crier and Company," 
a live news-talk show where a panel 
of female policy experts discussed 
current national and international 

Before joining CNN, Crier was a 
state district judge in the 162nd 
district court of Dallas County, 
Texas . She was the youngest elected 
state judge in Texas when she won 
election in 1984. Four years later, 
she ran unopposed for reelection. 

Crier was a civil litigation attor- 
ney and assistant district attorney 
and felony chief prosecutor in Dal- 
las before taking the bench. She 
was recognized as one of the 10 
outstanding women in America in 
1987, and as one of 20 "young law- 
yers who made a difference" by the 
American Bar Association's Bar- 
rister Magazine in 1990. 


Staff Writer 

In the mid-1980s, Northwestern 
had the first journahsm writing lab 
in the state. In keeping with its 
progressive spirit, the former Office 
ofTelecommunications and Distance 
Learning merged with the journal- 
ism department this summer. 

The combination of news-edito- 
rial, broadcasting and journalism is 
able to take full advantage of the 
broadcasting facilities and use them 
with skill. Even with limited finan- 
cial resources in Louisiana and at 
Northwestern, the department is 
preparing to educate and produce 
students ready and able to compete 
in the communications field. 

So, the new merger between de- 

partments will soon have ample 
chance to display its abilities to the 
world as well. 

"The new National Center for 
Preservation Technology and Train- 
ing will be located on this campus 
beginning Oct. 1," Dr. Ron McBride, 
journalism department head said. 
"It will have tremendous impact." 

The center will be the only one of 
its kind in the world. Natchitoches 
is the ideal place for this kind of 
center since it is the oldest settle- 
ment in the Louisiana Purchase and 
a rich cultural center on its own. 

People the world over interested 
in historical and cultural preserva- 
tion will find the center to be the 
cutting edge in accessing related 
information — data, voice maps and 
images, not just numbers. A video 
teleconference between Rome and 
Natchitoches could take place, for 
example, and enable the Italians to 

use the center's database for repairs 
to Prather Coliseum. 

Journalism and communication 
majors will work with the depart- 
ment concerning projects with the 
center, resulting in the possible jobs 
and opportunities for graduates. 
Also, journalism students will ob- 
tain experience form promoting na- 
tional center programs to telecom- 
munications equipment. Further 
plans may require academic degree 
programs in preservation technol- 

The Current Sauce and Pot- 
pourri operate with state of the art 
equipment using desk-top publish- 
ing equipment and techniques which 
supply students with the technology 
and knowledge to publish. 

"Everything a student learns re- 
lated to communications will help 
them get the information out," 
McBride said. 

Applications for editor of Argus due 

Applications for editor of the 1993- 
94 Argus are being accepted until 
September 22 . The position has been 
vacant since the Media Board turned 
down the application of Randy Price 
at its annual meeting last May. 

The Argus has been the center of 
controversy for some time. Last fall, 
several members of the Student 
Government Association blocked an 
attempt by then Argus editor 
Madelyn Boudreaux to free up a 

portion of the literary magazine's 
reserve fund to increase the number 
of scholarships available to Argus 

When the election to renew stu- 
dent activity fee increases took place 
last spring, several senators tried 
unsuccessfully to prevent the Argus 
fee from appearing on the ballot. 

After the Argus funding was re- 
solved, still more controversy soon 
followed. President Robert Alost 

wrote a letter to several members of 
the Argus editorial staff condemn- 
ing a poem and accompanying illus- 
trations that he said violated the 
community standard of obscenity at 

Applicants for the position must 
have a 2.0 cumulative grade point 
average. The editor of the publica- 
tion receives a one-half scholarship. 
The Argus is printed once per year. 

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September 7, 1993^ Septen " 

Campus Connections 

Council of Ye Revels 

Do Ancient spells or mysterious 
legends enchant your soul? Then 
join Council of Ye Revels, a campus 
organization for those interested in 
the Medieval or Renaissance era 

Meeting times . will be 
announced. Remember, adventure 
comes to those who seek it. 


KNWD is having a pool party 
Sept. 10 from 3-7 p.m. at the 
Recreation Comlplex. Prizes will be 

Social Work Club 

Our next meeting is set for Sept 
13 at 4 p.m. in room No. 309 of Kyser 
Hall to finalize plans for the 6-on-6 
volleyball tournament. Dues are $5 
*-er year. 

Student Activities Board 

Representative -at- Large 
elections take place today at 4:30 
p.m.. Board meetings will be held on 
Tuesdays at 4:30. Executive office 
meetings will be on Mondays at 5 
p.m. in the executive office. 

Anyone wishing to be on a 
committee can sign up at the Student 
Activities Board office in the Student 

This week's movie, Alive, is 
showing tonight at 7 p.m. in The 
Alley. Admission is free with NSU 
student ID. 

Tau Kappa Epsilon 

Our annual toga party is set for 
Sept. 1 1 and an exchange with Phi 
Mu will be on the 23. 

We will have a swim meet on 

the 15 at 3 p.m. If you're not 
swimming, come cheer on the guys. 

Composite pictures will be taken 
on the 29 from 11-2 p.m. 

Rowing Team 

There will be a meeting in the 
IM building on Tueday, Sept. 7 at 
8:30 p.m. for those intersted in 
joining or finding out more about the 

The NSU Crew Card is available 
for $6 in the Student Union and 
Iberville. The card is good until Sept 
1 of 1994 at many area merchants 
such as Leon's, Domino's, The Press 

The rowing team is having an 
art contest. 

The art is for a T-shirt design 
for the 4th annual Rowing Marathon 

Championships on Nov. 13. 

The design needs to be 10" by 
12" and no more than five colors. 
Black and Whites will also be 

Two designs will be selected with 
one being marketed to a national 
rowing outfitter for printing and 
sales. The designer will reveive $25. 
The other design will be printed by a 
local advertising firm for a volunteer 

Please subrrit designs to Calvin 
Cupp's office in room No. 115 in 
Russell Hall or Don Barker's office 
at student services by Sept. 30. 

Zeta Phi Beta 

On Wed., Sept 15, Zeta Phi Beta 
Sorority will have its annual 
Showtime at the Apollo. It will take 

place at 7 p.m. in The Alley. 

Tickets are $1 and can be 
purchased from any Zeta. They will 
also have entry forms available. 
Groups are $5, and single entries 
are $3 before Sept. 14. 

Our first rush will take place 
Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. in the President's 
Room in the Student Union. Attire 
will be semiformal. 

Please contact Ramona Reed at 
357-6739 if more information is 

Sigma Kappa 

Open Rush begins tonight. All 
parties, will begin at 7 p.m. at the 
Sigma Kappa House on Greek Hill. 
For more information call 352-0482. 
Pledging is Sunday, call Christine 
for more details. 

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Career Seminars 

September 1^-17 
Student Union. Dm. WO & 321 

Work with career professionals to gain knowledge on: 
*Writing Resumes 

* Interviewing ©kills' 

* Business Dress 
*5usiness Etiquette 

* Liberal Arts Jobs 

Our dfjtcc U 
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30^ of I he 
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Career Day 

September 21 . 
Student Union IVillicom & Lobby 

Visit with representatives from local businesses, 
state and federal agencies, and large corporations. 
Learn about hiring patterns and skills needed for 
employ ment 

For more information call 357-5621 or 
come by the Center for Career Planning & Placement 

Here are some 
very good reasons to 
use La Cap's ATM at the 
NSU Student Union: 

for La Cap members 

for everyone 


A $50.00 cash drawing 

will be held each 
Monday until Sept. 13, 
1993. Use your ATM 
receipts to enter. 

No purchase required. Your name and phone number must be printed on 
your A TM receipt and placed in the slot provided near La Cap 's A TM at the 
NSU Student Union. Cash prize drawings will be held at La Cap's office, 
3 1 1 Keyser Avenue. Winner need not be present. 

A) La Capitol 

( Federal Credit Union 

Federally Insured by NCVA 

NSU Faculty and Staff are eligible 
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: increase student accessibility 



Associate Editor 

"We expect a lot more changes 
irithin the next year," Ada Jarred, 
Jirector of Libraries, said. Many 
Lervices are offered at the 
(Jatchitoches campus library that 
(oany students are not aware of. 
I The Eugene P. Watson Memorial 
library currently offers service to 
lie Kurzweil, a reading machine for 
the seeing impaired. The Kurzweil 
■lows the user to place reading 
Jiaterial under a screen to be read 
loud to the user. 

Recording equipment is also 
ivailable for hearing impaired 
judents. The federal government is 
•ginning to require accessibility to 
^uch equipment under the 
Americans with Disabilities Act. 
Sometime in the fall semester the 
ibrary will receive six additional 
erminals as well as three more data 
ases. A business database, ABI 
nform, Standards and Poors 
Jorporations and a Psychological 
ibstract data bases will all be added 
j provide direct hook-up to the 

Jarred expects to have 40 percent 
fthe card catalog on line by the end 
fthe fall semester. "Once the catalog 

is on line, students will be able to 
look for volumes available at LSU or 
Tech and it will be faster," Jarred 

An inter-library loan service is 
provided for students. This program 
allows students to request materials 
from other institutions across the 
country. Costs vary as does the 
receiving time. 

The office of Career Services 
provides those unemployed in 10 
parishes of northwest Louisiana a 
battery assessment. The profile 
helps identify what careers one 
would be most successful in. The 
office is a grant operation and is also 
available to Northwestern students. 

Research facilities at the 
Natchitoches campus library include 
published works specializing in 
Louisiana, rare books collection, 
university archives and unpublished 
personal manuscripts. "Students 
working on a thesis find this facility 
very useful," Jarred said. 

Throughout the three campus 
libraries there are over 313,000 
volumes available and the libraries 
subscribe to over 2,000 serials, 
663,000 microforms, 2200 
periodicals, 6,000 audio-visual items 
and 480,000 government documents. 
A variety of nursing periodicals are 
at the former England Air Force 

New department heads named 

KathleenByrdand Ron McBride bring experience, diversity to new positions 

Two new academic department 
heads have been appointed for the 
1993-94 academic year at 
Northwestern, according to 
President Dr. Robert A. Alost. 

Dr. Kathleen M. Byrd has been 
named head of the department of 
Social Sciences, and Dr. Ron McBride 
has been named head of the 
Department of Journalism. 

Byrd has spent the past 14 years 
as state archaeologist and director 
of the Louisiana Division of 
Archaeology. She was responsible 
for the state archaeological program 
and the cultural resource planner 
for the Division of Archaeology and 
Historic Preservation, developing a 
comprehensive preservation plan for 
the state. 

Byrd earned her Ph.D. at the 
University of Florida, a master's 
degree at Louisiana State University 
and her bachelor's degree at 
Marquette University. 

She has done archaeological 
field work around the world, and 
has delivered lectures and papers at 
numerous professional meetings. 
Byrd has authored or co-authored a 
dozen publications on Louisiana, 
regional or Caribbean archaeological 

McBride has done extensive 
research into the topic of distance 
learning or the delivery of education 
through such non-conventional 
means as satellites. 

For the past two years, McBride 
has been director of 
Telecommunications and Distance 
Learning at NSU, heading up the 
university's program which offers 
classes via satellite to sites around 
central and north Louisiana, and 
which also provides teleconferencing 

From 1983- 91, McBride was at 
the Louisiana School for Math, 
Science and the Arts as director of 

telelearning for Project Outreach and 
media specialist and instructor in 
fine arts and mass communications. 

He earned his doctorate and 
specialist in education degree at 
Georgia State University and his 
bachelors and two mater's degrees 
at Northwestern. 

McBride has produced a number 
of publications and presentations in 
various formats on the topics of 
telelearning, computing and gifted 

In addition to the department 
head appointments, Patricia Pierson 
has been appointed as coordinator of 
NSUs program in home economics 
and Dr. Terry Isbell has been named 
acting coordinator ofNSUs program 
in psychology. 

Isbell has been at Northwestern 
for one year as assistant professor of 
psychology. He earned his doctorate 
at Memphis State University. Isbell 
received a master's and bachelor's 

degree at Middle Tennessee State 

His classroom experience 
includes serving as an adjunct 
instructor at Belhaven College, 
Jackson State University, Middle 
Tennessee and Memphis State. 

Pierson returned to 
Northwestern in August 1992 as an 
instructor in the Division of 
Education and moved to home 
economics in January. She was 
women's basketball coach and 
coordinator of women's athletics at 
Northwestern from 1978 until 1987. 
From 1987 until 1992, Pierson was 
head women's basketball coach at 
East Carolina University. 

She was project director of a 
grant form the Louisiana State 
Department for Education's "Single 
Parent, Displaced Homemaker 
Program." Pierson has also headed 
up recruiting efforts within the home 
economics degree program. 

Counseling and Career D *nce Ensemble off ers variety 

Services assists students 
now and after college 

CNWD plans Splash Bash 
md Belly Buster Contest 

The Demon, 91.7 FM, is spon- 
onng a "Splash Bash" back-to- 
chool swim party and Belly Buster 
Jontest at the Northwestern Recre- 
ition Complex, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., 
today, Sept. 10. 

The swim party is open to all 
Jorthwestern students. The Demon 
i rill be on location at the party with 
toe remote broadcasts. A conces- 
bns stand will be open for stu- 

I At 5 p.m., the highlight of the 
pty, the Belly Buster Contest, be- 
tns. Students will be separated into 
free competitive categories: Greek, 
Mi-Greek and faculty and staff, 
pntestants can either preregister 
register at the party. Tee-shirts 
jld other prizes will be awarded. 

The station is hoping to see a 
(ally "large" turnout for the Belly 
Bter Contest. The bigger the bet- 
tr, according to Paul Parker, gen- 
fal manager. "We want to see some 
tally big splashes," he said. "We 
tot water to meet cellulite." 
While many chartered organi- 

zations have been invited to the swim 
party, the party and contest are open 
to all NSU students. 

The event is sponsored by the 
Demon to get involved with the lis- 
teners and give students "something 
to do on the weekends," according to 
Tommy Hazlewood, sports director 
at the Demon and party organizer. 

Parker would also like to work 
with campus organizations. "We're 
trying to have Promotions this year 
that give the students something to 
do in town," Parker said. "We want 
to work with other campus organi- 
zations and local businesses. At this 
point we have received help from 
local businesses and while we haven't 
received anything from campus or- 
ganizations yet, we're eager to work 
with them." 

So far, the Student Activities 
Board has regarded the swim party 
with enthusiasm. SAB has also 
promised to provide some tee-shirts 
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Staff Writer 

The Office of Counseling and 
Career Services, located in room 305 
of the Friedman Student Union, is 
the official counseling center for 
Northwestern students. 

The office helps students deal 
with a variety of problems by 
providing one-on-one counseling, 
group counseling and workshops. All 
counseling services are free of charge 
and confidential. 

In addition to Frances Conine, 
director of Counseling and Career 
Services, two other counselors, 
Elizabeth Hughes and Jennifer 
Maggio, are available to help with a 
variety of problems. Students may 
seek help for many reasons such as 
adjusting to college life, family 
problems, boyfriend/girlfriend 
troubles, drug and alcohol abuse or 
sexual abuse. A counselor is always 
on call 24 hours a day to handle any 
emergencies which may arise. 

"Many of the issues that the 
counselors help students with are 
normal issues that have become 
aggravated by stress," Conine said. 
"While we often deal with people 
who have some very serious issues, 
psychosis or other serious mental 
disorders are referred out of this 

The office will also assist any 
student who would like to start a 
support group. Groups have already 
been formed for alcohol awareness, 
sexual abuse victims and eating 
disorders. The office also organizes 
workshops on a variety of topics. 

The second function of the office, 
career services, is divided into two 
parts. The first part is career 
development, where students can get 

help deciding on a major and 
planning for future careers. Conine 
sees it as a "Good mesh between 
personal and career counseling." 

The second part, career 
placement, assists students in 
finding a job through the job board, 
which advertises full and part-time 
jobs and on campus interviews. 
Several interviews have already 
been lined up for the fall and students 
should submit their applications to 
the office. 

Conine recommends that all 
seniors contact the office to set up a 
file to have their credentials serviced 
and mailed anywhere free of charge. 
She also recommends that students 
take advantage of the free resume 
service. Career services will aid in 
the writing of resumes and also 
provide paper and envelopes for free. 

Finally, Conine describes her 
office by saying, "I think we have a 
real good mix of people from different 
backgrounds who are highly 


Staff Writer 

Do you like to dance, but have 
no place to show your incredible 
talent? Then, the Northwestern 
Dance Ensemble may be just what 
you need. 

The Northwestern Dance 
Ensemble will have tryouts at 4:30 
p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the 
dance studio in the old wing of the A. 
A. Frederick's Center for Creative 
and Performing Arts. 

"Dance theatre is going to be a 
general term for the incorporating 
of not only dance but also dance 
drama — dance that tells a story," 
said Ed Brazo,- director and 
choreographer of the dance 
ensemble. "We are not using strictly 
ballet or classical pieces, instead we 
are emphasizing performance this 
year," Thn extra-curricular dance 
ensemble, consisting of 10 to 18 
dancers, will perform jazz, ballet, 
modern dance, tap and musical 
theatre medleys. 

The dance ensemble hopes to 
incorporate media, such as 
photographic slides into their dances. 
Eventually, live singing and music 
will be part of the dance ensemble. 

Not all performances will be 
done by the whole company. "There 

will be featured dancers, featured 
duos and featured trios as we build 
our repertoire bigger and bigger," 
Brazo said. 

Besides being dressed to dance, 
audioti oners need to bring a copy of 
their schedules. They should also 
have their home addresses and 
phone numbers written on a sheet of 
paper. Auditions consist of two 
combinations, modern dance and 
jazz, as well as an improv dance. 

The dance ensemble is looking 
for a variety of people. Auditioners 
do not have to be theatre majors or 
have previously studied dance at 
Northwestern. However, previous 
dance experience and training are 

The dance ensemble will 
practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays 
beginning at 4:30 to 6 p.m., 
Thursday, Sept. 9. Dancers will also 
attend two Saturday practices from 
noon to 3 p.m. prior to the Oct. 2 and 
Oct. 9 performances. 

The dance ensemble will 
perform at the Christmas Gala, Miss 
Northwestern-Lady of the Bracelet 
Pageant and at school outreach 

The ensemble will also present 
a loft performance Oct. 14. Due to 
the lack of space, the loft performance 
will be at two different times, one at 
7 p.m. and another at 9 p.m. 


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Clje Current i£>auce 

James B. Henderson 
Editor in Chief 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant Neivs Editor 
Amy Staszak Associate Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Dwayne Jones Ad Design 
Jason Lott Photographer 
Derrick Dietrich Business Manager 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 
Steve Horton Adviser 

The recent accusations by a young boy 
that he was molested by pop star Michael 
Jackson, and the subsequent reaction by the 
Hollywood elite demonstrates exactly just 
how far out of touch with reality America's 
entertainment Mecca has gotten. 

As the story progressed, stars came out 
of the woodwork to defend Jackson's honor. 
Elizabeth Taylor rushed off to the Orient to 
comfort her little friend. Sinead O'Connor, the 
epitome of virtue, pitied Michael for his need 
to be loved. 

The sentiments were the same from 
nearly all involved: "Michael is too sweet a 
person to ever hurt anybody." 

Even the press was quick to defend 
Jackson. When one small boy came forward 
and announced that, although he had slept in 
the same bed with Jackson on several 
occasions, nothing had happened, the media 
acted as if this somehow proved Michael's 

By no means would we have Michael 
"convicted" before the allegations are fully 
investigated, all we are asking for is some 
consistency in coverage. 

When Mike Tyson was accused of 
raping Desiree Washington, everyone seemed 
to jump on the "I told you so" bandwagon. 
Before the first piece of evidence was 
introduced in a courtroom, Tyson had been 
tried, convicted and sentenced by every 
women's group, feminist activist and 
politically correct member of the cultural elite. 
Why? Because Tyson is not a sensitive little 
effeminate man. 

When William Kennedy Smith was on 
the hot seat during his rape trial, he too was 
scorned by the who's who as a typical 
oppressive whitq male. His mistake was he 
didn't have Jackson's level of sensitivity. He 
never cried before the entire country on 
Oprah's shoulder. 

Where are all the social activists 
supporting this little child? Why isn't he being 
depicted as the victim that the two grown, 
experienced women in the above cases were? 
We are not asking for anyone to be declared 
guilty before being proved so. We would just 
like to see a little adherence to principle. 


Sara Farrell 
Monica Hendriks 

Lara Stelly 
Christina Diement 
Heather Cooley 

Leah Pilcher 
Tonia Henderson 
Kip Patrick 
Cindy Himel 
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Often, in an attempt to be cute or 
to make a profound political state- 
ment, we become overzealous and 
cross the fine line that lies between 
provocative and tasteless. 

I personally have been accused of 
such lapses of good judgment many 
times (the Chelsea Clinton remark 
still haunts me) and, admittedly, 
have been guilty as charged on nu- 
merous occasions. 

This admission, however, does not 
disqualify me from commenting on 
two acts by either odious would-be 
comics or brazen hate-mongers. 

The first incident involved an 
acquaintance of mine with whom I 
have argued at length about some 
very controversial subjects. In the 
back window of his truck he had 

(I might add, rather loudly in a pub- 
lic place). 

Caught off guard, I could only 
manage to say, "Man, I don't think 
you should bash anybody," and walk 

my dear Scholar's College friends). 

The second incident occurred just 
days ago. While climbing the stairs 
in Kyser Hall, I was glancing at the 
various postings on the bulletin 

away with a sick feeling in my stom- 

My feelings about homosexuality 
and various other sensitive topics 
have been publicized in depth on 
these pages. When jerks like the one 

boards. On the second floor landing, 
I noticed a posting for the Gay, Les- 
bian and Bisexual Organization. 
Beside the sign, some idiot had hung 
a crudely scribbled note urging that 
"Fae bashers of the world unite." 

sadomasochistic tendencies. 

One of the major problems 
modern conservatism is its asso 
tion with hate. I have only live 
Louisiana for a short time, 
have already received numerous 
sons in just how easily those who 
intuitively conservative are swi 
by hate-filled speech. I n< 
dreamed I would hear the 
"nigger" and "faggott" at suppoe*^ 
mainstream political functions.I 
shocked when I was handed 
stating that I was being "patron w 
by the Ku Klux Man" at a gubej, 
torial debate. 

I would never pretend to be oi 
those "big tent" advocates of coi 
vatism, afraid to take a stain 
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I believe that the true pillars of 
servatism [limited government! 
means both in the market ai 
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We're fed up with extremism on 
campus and we're not going to take 
it anymore! 

From "Daisy-pickers" to "Ditto- 
Heads," it seems students all over 
this campus have their own narrow, 
unchangable views on politics and 
social behavior. The liberals hate 
the conservatives and the conserva- 
tives hate the liberals. 

With all of the hate and "bashing" 
of opposing viewpoints, no one ap- 
pears to be listening to what anyone 
else (with a different idea) has to 
say. If people would step down from 
their soapboxes long enough to 
calmly consider the issues, many 
intelligent, practical solutions would 
probably be found. 

For example, some ultra-liberals 
would resort to driving metal spikes 
into trees marked for cutting in or- 
der to keep loggers from destroying 
the habitat of the spotted owl. This 
could (and has) seriously injured 
someone who is just trying to make 
a living. 

On the other hand, there are the 
conservatives who would see a en- 
tire species extinguished in the name 
of progress. 

Racism is another hot topic for 
political debate. Minorities do need 
laws to protect them from narrow- 
minded racists, especially in the 
South. Without intervention from 
the federal government, many small 
towns would probably revert to Jim 
Crowe styles of rule. 

However, the current laws, take 

jobs away from experienced, quali- 
fied whites, just in order to meet 
government quotas. Equality should 
be "color blind." 

Abortion is probably one of the 
most divisive issues in America to- 
day. Some would sacrifice life for the 
sake of convenience and scorn those 
who view the fetus as human. 

Others, risk their lives by lying 

ity is unnatural and distasteful to 
many students on this campus, es- 
pecially those from Christian up- 

However, some extreme conser- 
vatives would like to see homosexu- 
als persecuted for their sexual ori- 
entations. Hate is a very un-Chris- 
tian way to deal with one's neigh- 




Others seek to repress this right 
through censorship or the Nazis-like 
practice of banning bookswhich con- 
tain radical views... 

down in streets (during protests) 
and even murdering — all in the 
name of the pro-life movement. Such 
extreme measures are an insult to 
the cause: life! 

One cannot discuss abortion with- 
out mentioning feminism and sexual 
harrassment. Sexual harrassment 
is a real issue but many staunch 
feminists take the issue to extremes 
bordering on witch hunts. 

Still, men and women do exist 
who would like to confine women to 
traditional proper roles . And women 
who do seek professional lives often 
find opposition in the work-place 
and the classroom. 

A reoccuring issue on this cam- 
pus is homosexuality. Homosexual- 

A recent burning topic in this 
newspaper was freedom of speech 
and expression. Some liberal stu- 
dents would interprete this as a right 
to intentionaly shock the public with 
bizarre, controversial views. 

Others seek to repress this right 
through censorship and the Nazi- 
like practice of banning books which 
contain radical views or "dirty" 
words. Peace seems like an issue 
with which everyone could agree. 
However, some ultra-conservatives 
think of peace as a purely liberal 
ideal. They view symbols of peace, 
such as doves and peace symbols to 
be evil manifestations of hippie/drug 

On the other hand, some pacifists 

would take peace to an unhel 
extreme by refusing to fight eve • 
basic human rights. Taxes ai< 
other issue on which everyone' 
be expected to agree — ever 
hates them. However, the motf ~ 
erally-minded citizens tend to Thei-, 
for more taxes to provide for i t ne g ou 
and more problems. These I ljvj n g a 
people feel that the rich (wW these th 
faced with reletively few of thel fj a g 
lems ), not they, should not pay 1 j n rei 

taxes • number 
The ultra-conservative, ho* (jj m j n j g 
feels his taxes should help rX p rormn( 
but himself. This defeats the Come to 
pose of taxes. A large bank ad p pres 
suits personal needs much be' endorse 
A portion of taxes often col j^s 
utes to foreign aid, another isS Cage 
for debate. Hard-line conservl -p Q ^ 
would prefer not to spend any d it 
on countries other than the ll no 
States, even if the foreign coul ^at w 
are allies and even if they are i* jj a C0] 

to help themselves. 

Still, ultra-liberals would <J blood 

government (tax) dollars to 

foreign cause made known * g enera t 

United States. Even though tb e 
has plenty of its own monetary 
to deal with and even if help 
overstep neighborly boundric* 

In the future, this coluffl* 
use common sense to find ii* 
compromises and maybe eveP 
tions to these topics and any' 
issues which may arise on ca" 

Of course, written observ* 
about world peace in The & 
Sauce cannot stop any fighting 
goal is not to change the wor' 
to change minds by providing 
than one point of view 

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eptember 7,1993 


Page 5 

^ear and Loathing: exhilerating 'trip' to find the dream 


Staff Writer 

They left Los Angeles after a fren- 
ied roundup of extremely danger- 
us drugs, ammo, and super-sensi- 
jve recording equipment , which they 
acked into an over-sized red Chevy 
onvertible. After a Malibu break- 
ist of coffee and mescaline and a 
jrim in the ocean, they headed east 
jward Vegas in a haze of smog and 
jnphetamine psychosis. 

A strange and terrible tale is be- 
pn in Fear and Loathing in Las 
legas: a Savage Journey to the Heart 
f the American Dream, told through 
he dilated eyes of Hunter S. Th- 
mpson, the enigma of narcotic con- 
umption and Gonzo journalism. It 
a tale about a rancorous, drug- 
itensified descent to the heart of 
imerica, set in the early '70's, and 
egun with a quote by the mysteri- 
us Dr. Johnson, "He who makes a 

beast of himself gets rid of the pain 
of being a man." 

Thompson and his Samoan side- 
kick Laslow, who also happens to be 
his attorney, begin their peregrina- 
tion across the desert with the in- 
tention of covering a bike race out- 
side Las Vegas for a major sports 

They feel that their trek is the 
American dream in action, a lesson 
in free enterprise (a stranger has 
given Thompson a large sum of raw 
cash for expenses), a quest for a 
certain kind of freedom, and escape, 
for "...when life gets complicated 
and the weasels start closing in, the 
only real cure is to load up on hei- 
nous chemicals and then drive like a 
bastard from Hollywood to Las Ve- 

Sounds appalling, doesn't it? 
Well, it is. Thompson takes the 
reader on a lurid, shockingly vivid, 
extremely fast and confusing trip 
(no pun intended) across the desert 
southwest, through his own mind, 

and into a world heavily influenced 
with Thompson's own unique liter- 
ary acid (pun intended) wit. His story 
is erratically Uttered with grim flash- 

sources, load up a vintage convert- 
ible with enough poisons to resemble 
"a mobile police narcotics lab" and 
spend a weekend in Vegas with two 

iC When life gets complicated... the only real cure is 
to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive 
like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas. " 

backs, demented hallucinations, and 
gruesome illustrations drawn by 
Thompson's personal friend and 
partner-in-crime, Ralph Steadman. 

If you are offended by profanity, 
graphic description of excessive drug 
and alcohol abuse, and riotous de- 
bauchery, you probably won't find 
this book entertaining; but, if you've 
ever wondered what it would be like 
to be given virtually unlimited re- 

of the most notorious party animals 
of the beat generation, you are in for 
a real treat. Thompson, who uses 
the alias Dr. Raoul Duke, and 
Laslow, who constantly gives Th- 
ompson "legal advice," juice the ex- 
perience for all it is worth, dragging 
the reader hell-for-leather right 
along with them. 

Anyone familiar with Thompson's 
work can attest that the dark, dry, 

risque, straightforwardness of his 
prose is precisely what makes his 
writing interesting. He is at once 
belligerent, antagonizing, humor- 
ous, observant, and philosophical. 

Thompson writes in the same 
manner that he would speak, so 
that in reading Fear and Loathing, 
one gets the impression of listening 
to a narration by a frighteningly 
intelligent psychopath. Ordinary 
situations are grossly distorted, 
leaving the reader to share 

Thompson's questionable ability 
to discern reality from hallucina- 
tions caused by, among other things, 
ether inhalation, as he and Laslow 
terrorize hotel maids and other tour- 
ists, crash a DA's convention, and 
wreak havoc throughout southern 
California and Nevada. 

Fear and Loathing first appeared 
in two 1971 issues of Rolling Stone , 
to which Thompson was once a fre- 
quent contributor. He began his ca- 
reer as a sports writer before as- 
suming a more political mien, from 

whence came his rise to fame after 
covering the 1972 presidential race. 

With his fearless irreverence for 
accuracy and objectivity and his tre- 
mendous substance abuse, Thomp- 
son gained a reputation as an ex- 
tremely provocative voice in politi- 
cal and cultural analysis. 

No one can be positive how much 
of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 
is truth and how much is exaggera- 
tion, but Hunter S. Thompson 
should not be underestimated. He 
is a legend in his field and an amaz- 
ing example of what the human 
body and mind can endure. 

Fear and Loathing is Thompson's 
testament to the sordid realities of a 
rapidly changing time, the damage 
men do to escape those realities, 
and why it is necessary to do that 

The story is flagrant from cover 
to cover, and in it's own way 
manages to convey the theme that 
the elusive American dream just 
isn't what it used to be. 

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I had thought that this might be 
a nice quiet year for me on The 
Current Sauce. I had hoped that my 
editor would not be running his 
mouth before he plugged in the brain 
cells. But alas, such a future is not 
in the cards. 

I don't know where to start. The 
^majority of the editorial page was 
offensive. It may not have appealed 
to my "prurient" interests, but it was 
still offensive. 

Dr. Robert Alost is the president 
of our university, so he gets first 
pickin's. First, I realize that he 
wrote the letter in response to com- 
munity complaints, and that he prob- 
ably doesn't give a hoot about the 
poem, Grant Williams, or the Argus 
as a magazine. But it is his lack of 
backbone in protecting his institu- 
tion of higher learning from censor- 
ship that is offensive. 

He quotes the Miller decision as 
if he is familiar with it. He uses the 
ord "prurient" as if it has meaning 
to anyone. What is a "prurient" 
interest? In short, it means a crav- 
ing, an obsessive craving. So, ac- 
cording to Miller, this poem has to 
appeal to your prurient sexual inter- 
ests to be offensive. 

Perhaps that is offensive. If this 
poem appeals to the 'prurient sexual 
interests' of our university presi- 
dent then we are not in the best of 

care. There is nothing within this 
poem that appeals to the prurient 
sexual interests of anyone. 

The author, Grant Williams, was 
writing not from his prurient sexual 
interests, but from an even deeper 
level. This poem is not about sex, 
whether organic or mechanical. As 
I read it, this poem is an indictment 
of our Christian society and the 
prejudiced stigmas and labels we 
place on a group of people we do not 

It is widely believed that Grant is 
either homosexual or bisexual ; I don't 
particularly care if he is or not. The 
poem was an indictment against this 
"Christian" society. A society that 
speaks of love and grace, but acts 
with hatred and vengeance. He saw 
a religion that spoke of loving thy 
neighbor, and a grace that is freely 
given to us. At the same time, he 
saw a religion that turned a deaf ear 
and blind eye to those who are homo- 

Grant Williams saw a church that 
confused homosexuality with the 
homosexual as a child of God. As an 
issue or conflict, all sorts of preju- 
dices and persecutions are justified. 
They are justified and carried out 
when homosexuals are seen as some- 
thing less than human. It becomes 
so much harder to remain ignorant 
about homosexuals when they are 
seen as people — as children of God. 
It is a lot more difficult to be preju- 
diced against gays and lesbians when 
they are acknowledged as people, 
.with all the imperfections and ani- 

mosities of "normal" people. 

That is how I see Grant Williams' 
poem. My prurient sexual interests 
are not appealed to, it is my prurient 

Yes, it is true that the attention 
span of our nation's young people is 
lower than the attention span of our 
old people. Yes, it is true that our 

"In fact, women had as much 
to do with the building of 
America as men did. " 

sense of justice to which the poem 
appeals. It is my memory of a good 
friend who died of AIDS over the 
summer that this poem reminds. It 
is towards my friendships with many 
men and women who are gay that 
this poem takes meaning, and that 
this response from the "community" 
that is so offensive. 

Perhaps your panel of experts 
should reexamine their views. Per- 
haps Judge Peyton Cunningham 
should reexamine his place in 
Natchitoches society and his rela- 
tionship to his creator. 

The second issue to be raised last 
week was education. There are some 
in America who believe that the edu- 
cational system is going down the 
toilet. I could give them some ex- 
amples myself, but the idea that 
teaching outside of the "3 Rs" is 
what is the root cause is absurd. 

Yes, it is true that kids are watch- 
ing more television that reading. 

math skills are pitifully low. But 
how someone could make the jump 
of logic to blame the introduction of 
a multicultural curriculum is quite 
a feat. 

Point one: the reading and math 
levels were slumping long before the 
introduction of multicultural topics 
in the classroom. Indeed, the intro- 
duction is so new that it probably 
hasn't had much effect on anyone, 
much less accounted for the decline 
of Western Civilization. 

Secondly, attempts to generate 
interest in history and science by 
noting origins outside of the "civi- 
lized" world has no connection with 
a complete lack of interest in the 
sciences and mathematics. One at- 
tribute of multiculturalism is that it 
can be an avenue to generate inter- 
est in learning among those who are 
not white and male. 

With very little time out of the 
chutes the teaching of a more inclu- 

sive, more accurate history in which 
the roles of women and blacks are at 
least acknowledged is criticized be- 
cause it is taking away from other 
areas of learning. The argument is 
that white men founded this coun- 
try, almost completely exclusive of 
others. In fact, women had as much 
or more to do with the building of 
America as men did. 

The argument against 
multiculturalism is not based on 
whether the facts are true or might 
be as true as what we regard as 
history, they are, but rather that the 
introduction of this knowledge will 
only lead to splintering of the fabric 
of American society. While some 
will cite examples of Black Pride 
turning into anti-white sentiment 
as the effect of "revisionist" history, 
I have a more difficult question: Was 
it the introduction of the African- 
American as a hero and something 
to be proud of, or was it our resis- 
tance to this that has created the 

Is the belief in one's self as a 
human being who has no limit as to 
what she can attain so damaging? Is 
the belief in limitless boundaries of 
hope so dangerous, or is it the sys- 
tematic reaction to that belief that 
causes the tension? Is hope for the 
future dangerous, or how you react 
when someone tries to stamp out 
that hope that is what eats away at 
the fabric of our country? 

I have always known that I will 
succeed, because of this I am lucky. 
There are a lot of other people, black, 

white, Hispanic, oriental, Jewish, 
Indian, etc. who do not have that 
luxury. No one systematically 
stamped out my dreams or stepped 
on my hopes and I have a vision of 
limitless boundaries. If it is the 
dreams that cause such societal di- 
vision why am I not blowing up banks 
in response to not driving a BMW? 

I don't know why some students 
did not know about 1776 or how 
many states are in the Union or 
whether Egyptian monuments are 
now touring the United States. I 
don't know why everyone doesn't 
know who is one the Supreme Court, 
or what the 14th Amendment is. I 
have a few ideas and a few theories, 
but I do know what it did not contrib- 
ute to this lack of knowledge. 

The recent survey of 5 , 100 Ameri- 
can college students which found 2' 
unable to recognize Bill Clinton or 
the informal, possibly bias survey in 
which nine out of 30 students in an 
advanced composition class couldn t 
answer some basic questions about 
the United States has nothing to do 
with multicultural education. It is 
sad, but not related. Multicultural 
education was not around when they 
were being educated in primary and 
secondary school, and it is largely 
ignored here at Northwestern. 

The results are very sad, but they 
have not been caused by multi- 
culturalism. Perhaps a more 
multiculturalistic curriculum would 
help motivate the students to learn 
more about their country and their 


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lan the V may nQt compr ehend this flag for 
reign coul what we the citizens of the South 
they are ^ h ave CO me to know it as. This flag for 
many families, is a testament to the 
blood, sweat, and tears, that were 
.shed as an attempt to preserve 
known * generations of Southern heritage, 
though tW Case in point, Illinois freshman 
monetary Senator Carol Mosley-Braun led a 
m if help' movement for the abolishment of a 
boundriej congressional patent to protect the 
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the Confederate battle flag. 

With her victory, it would seem 
that this heritage, while cherished 
by millions of southern residents, 
does not mean a damn thing in 
Washington. The Senator stated 
that this insignia, with its 
Confederate battle flag, represents 
an evil time in American history and 
is a painful time for many Americans. 

Which brings me to my next point, 
the Ku Klux Klan, an extremist 
group located throughout the nation 
also use a symbol in their 
demonstrations, the cross. This 
symbol too causes great pain to many 
citizens, no doubt the Senator would 

Would she then have attempt to 
have the cross banned from public 
display due to the fact that certain 
group(s) use it in a way that most 
Americans find objectionable? 

Carrying this trend even further, 
should we then ban any symbol that 
offends in group in any way? If this 
were to occur, would not the 
principles upon which this, our 
nation was founded be compromised? 

The above are just a few examples 
of the many symbols we are 
confronted with on a daily basis. 

The recent popularity of the 
Malcolm X paraphernalia 
demonstrates the opposite point of 
view in this dispute. Those 

individuals who purchase this 
merchandise would no doubt take 
offense to the notion of banning such 
materials on the basis of their 
perceived anti-white connotation. 

Malcolm X himself, could have 
easily been viewed as a racist for his 
uncompromising beliefs. After all 
was it not he who stated, "...By any 
means necessary", when describing 
the actions to be taken to insure the 
preservation of his peoples heritage? 
Is that not essentially what the Civil 
War was about? 

I feel that if these individuals 
could come to truly understand the 
actual meaning of this banner is not 
that of a racist symbol, rather it is a 
symbol of unity and self- 
determination of a people to succeed 
in a time of tribulation and strife. 

If these people, including our 
illustrious Senator Braun would 
put aside their own personal 
prejudices they would be able to see 
the pride, honor and heritage that 
we true southerners know and love 
if for. 

I know that this outcry will fall on 
many deaf ears, however, I feel this 
issue must be addressed before the 
rest of our proud traditions and rich 
heritage our forefathers fought for 
are also stolen away . 

Letters to the editor 

All letters should be less than 250 words and signed by the author. A phone number where the author can be reached should also 
be included. Inclusion of any material is left to the dicretion of the editor. Tlie editor rederves the right to edit for clarity, brevity and 
tastefulness. Letters must be dropped off at the student publications office at 225 Kyser or mailed to Tlie Current Sauce at NSU Box 
5306 by 3 p.m. Friday. 


Northwestern Alumnus 


Applications for editor will be accepted until 
Wednesday, September 22, 1 993 at 4:30 p.m. 
Forms may be obtained from 
Dr. Craig Milliman Kyser 316K 

I am writing to you today in 
reference to your August 31, 1993 
editorial about education and the 
education department, and I deeply 
resent the negative implications 
made towards my profession. 

In regards to your statement 
"Stiffer standards of admission into 
teacher education programs may 
be the only effective course of ac- 
tion." I would like to ask you what 
other course f study requires that 
you have a 2.5 or better GPA in 
order to obtain admission into their 
program? What other course of 
study requires that 2 out of 4 parts 
of a major nation-wide exam be 
taken and passed before you can 
advance into their program and 
have the last two parts of the exam 
passed before graduation? By all 
means of the word, the National 
Teacher Exam (NTE) serves as an 
excellent exit exam. What other 
course of study requires that you 
have a "C" or better in all freshman 
or first year courses and requires 
the same once you have completed 
your core courses and begin work- 
ing on/in your field courses? To the 
best of my knowledge, there are 
only the education department and 
the school of nursing which set and 
achieve such high standards for 
their students. 

It is my opinion that the educa- 
tion department and its professors 
are the best. They expect and 
achieve the best from their students. 

In return their students, now fellow 
members of the teaching profession , 
take what was taught to them and 
implement them in ways that you 
could never dream of. We have a 
great challenge on our hands, mold- 
ing the minds of our future, and we 
take this challenge with pride. Can 
you say the same? 


I am writing in response to the 
column written by Bridgette 
Morvant in the last issue of [T]he 
Current Sauce. 

In the article, Bridgette mentions 
that Catholics are taught that our 
bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. 
We all know that the Pope, the man 
that all of these people travelled to 
see, teaches that abortion is wrong. 
He says that under no circumstance 
should a woman terminate her preg- 

Well, during my vacation this 
summer I was raped. I returned 
home to learn that I was pregnant, 
pregnant for a man that I did not 
know, a man that had tortured me 
and invaded my body - the same 
body that is a temple of the Holy 

What alternatives did I have? 
Should I have gone through with the 
pregnancy and keep this baby, or 
should I have given it up for adop- 
tion? Why should I and this inno- 
cent baby have to pay for what that 

beast did to me? 

It was still early in the preg- 
nancy so I ended it. It wasn't easy, 
but I did what I felt was best for the 
fetus and me. 

There's one thing I haven't men- 
tioned, I'm Catholic. So what hap- 
pens to me now? Am I doomed to 
hell because of this? I didn't even 
bother to see my priest. I knew 
what he would have wanted me to 

I wish none of this would have 
happened, it's still like a night- 
mare. Dealing with the rape is hard 
enough. The last thing I need is to 
have some man who has no idea 
what it is to be raped or pregnant 
condemn me for my decision. 

I understand how abortion 
would be wrong if used as a method 
of birth control. But I didn't have a 
choice in the matter. I did not con- 
sent to the rape, I did not want a 

A baby would be a constant re- 
minder of this summer and the 
pain that it is still causing me. Yes 
I could have given it up for adop- 
tion, but how would you feel if you 
were conceived through rape and 
not wanted. I would have preferred 
to not have been born. 

Once again, I'm Catholic and I 
went against my church's teach- 
ings. I don't feel that I've sinned 
and if the church will look down 
upon be, so be it. Who are they to 
judge me? Are we here to cast 
stones? Are the pope and priests 
supposed to judge others? If so, I 
think they should look first at the 
problems within their own profes- 

Page 6 



September 7, 199a 

Demons prepare for 
Homeric battle 


Sports Editor 

Last year's game against Troy 
State must have reminded coach 
Sam Goodwin of the movie Rocky II. 
"They physically beat us up," 
Goodwin said. 

The Demons lost starting quar- 
terback Brad Laird on the first play 
of the second quarter with a broken 
collarbone and he was out for the 

Starting fullback Guy Hedrick 
went down with a badly sprained 
ankle and he missed several games. 
Numerous Demon players sustained 
a variety of other bumps, bruises 
and contusions before the game 

The Trojan's defense relentlessly 
abused NSU's offense most of the 
day, but the Troy State offense de- 
livered the knock-out punch. Quar- 
terback Kelvin Simmons slugged 
through Northwestern's defense for 
three running touchdowns. When 
he wasn't uppercutting his oppo- 
nents with key first down pickups, 
he jabbed at them with passes, two 
of which went for scores. 

"Simmons is probably the best 
quarterback we saw last year or will 
face this season," Goodwin said. "He 

can run and pass well. A player like 
Simmons causes defensive teams 

Despite losing Laird in the first 
half, Northwestern keep the game 
close through two quarters. Darius 
Adams returned a punt 89 yards for 
a touchdown in the first quarter. 
Adams' return was the second long- 
est in school and Southland Confer- 
ence history. Jeff Powell's 42-yard 
field goal in the second quarter sent 
the Demons to the locker room at the 
half trailing 14-10. 

Things only got worst for Goodwin 
and the Demons in the second half. 
Trailing 21-19 in the forth period, 
Goodwin opted to go for the first 
down on fourth and one at the Tro- 
jan 39 yard line and failed. 

"That may have been the turning 
point of the game," Larry Blakeney, 
the Trojan's head coach, said. "If 
they score, they take the lead and 
maybe swing the momentum." 

Troy State maintained the mo- 
mentum and Simmons finished off 
the Demons with a touchdown pass 
and run to give the Trojans a 38-19 

Simmons and Troy State help 
Northwestern open up the 1993 
home season Saturday in Turpin 
Stadium at 7 p.m. Last week Troy 
State played Alabama-Birmingham 
on Monday night and playing the 

Demons on Saturday makes for a 
short week. 

"Having an extra t wo days to pre- 
pare for a team like Northwestern 
would help," Blakeney said. "We 
have to strap it up and go after 

Besides Simmons, Blakeney has 
two dependable backs in Jimmy 
Godwin and Maurice Stringer. On 
the offensive line Blakeney's Trojan 
are led by big offensive tackle, Allen 
Ray a 6'5", 275 pound senior and 6'5" 
250 pound guard John Hansen. 

On the defensive side of the ball, 
the Trojans are equally as talented 
with strong safety Cedrick Brooks. 
Brooks has pro scouts drooling. 

"He has a lot of tools," one pro 
scout said. "He could help many 

The Trojan defense held oppo- 
nents to two touchdowns or less 10 
times last season. The defense al- 
lowed an average 1 1 points per ball 

"Last year we got by with a lot of 
things offensively and defensively 
because we had some experience," 
Blakeney said, This season we aren't 
as fortunate. Northwestern is a 
vastly improved team. Playing them 
at home scares me." 

Just maybe, Blakeney doesn't 
want to be the Demons' punching 

How the Demons and Trojans Match Up 

Demon "Pro I" Offense 

SE 15 Mike Allen 

OT 76 Marcus Spears 

OG 55 Jason Ball 

C 73 John Dippel 

OG 63 George Paul 

OT 71 Will Coleman 

TE 87 Brandon Gosserand 

FL 3 Steve Brown 

FB 27 Danny Alexander 

TB 40 DeonRidgell 

QB 10 Braid Laird 

Demon 4 

-3-4 Defense 



Don Butler 



Jason Storm 



Nathan Pl^tt 



Rodney King 



Anthony Dale 



Ed Moses 






Fred Thompson 



Kevin Calmes 



Jerome Keys 



Jarvis Conic 



Jason Fernandez 



Jason Fernandez 

Trojan "43 Stack" Defense 



Sam Jones 



Antoine Clark 



Byron Powell 



Lonnie Randall 



Sherman James 



Illya Lawrence 



Byron Owes 



Andrae Maxwell 



Richard Young 



Cedric Brooks 



Duwan Walker 

Trojan "Pro I" Offense 

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68 Allen Ray 

67 Charles Sheats 

52 Eliason 

54 John Hansen 

57 Bob Hall 

29 Phil Puccio 

17 Eric Randall 

32 Jimmy Godwin 

33 Maurice Stringer 
83 Madison Cocker 

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What the head coaches have to say about... 
...Key to winning the game 

Troy State's Coach Larry Blakeney "Don't let last week's score (Southern 
game, see below) mislead you. Northwestern has a fine footbal team. The kicking 
game going into the fourth quarter may be the final element to this game. (It's) 
another repeat of last year-when we both moved the ball via the return game. 
Northwestern's Coach Sam Goodwin "We have got to protect (Braid) Laird 
better. Last year we let them score twice in the last few minutes of the game. Not 
only did we lose-they beat us up physically." 

...Troy State quarterback Kelvin Simmons 

Blankeney "He is a player that doesn't turn the ball over. Last season was his 
first as a starter and he did an outstanding job. Kelvin has the ability to frustrate 
defenders and cause them to make mistakes." 

Goodwin "Simmons is probably the best quarterback we saw last year or will face 
this season. He can run and pass well. A player like him causes teams problems." 

...Troy State joining the Southland 

Blankeney "We're interested. How interested is the SLC in us? We've visited with 
Mr. Belknap (SLC commissioner) and expressed our interest. Distance may 
present a problem. With the conference possibly losing two schools (North Texas 
and Northeast Louisiana) we could fit right in. It is a very good conference." 
Goodwin "We will need more schools in the conference. Because of distance, it 
may be more of a hardship on Troy State. Maybe a bi-conference could be worked 
out with a team or two from that area." 

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Sophomore quarterback Eric 
Randall, of Southern, threw for 261 
yards and two touchdowns as the 
Cougars whipped Northwestern 30- 
13 in the season opener for both 

The game, played in the Louisi- 
ana Superdome before a sparse 
crowd, was the first meeting ever 
between Northwestern and South- 
ern University. 

Demon Coach Sam Goodwin ad- 
mitted before going into the game it 
would be hard to prepare for the 
Jaguars because of the new coach- 
ing staff and new coaching philoso- 

"Last year they were primarily a 
passing team, this year it's a little 
hard to figure out how they'll come 
out," Goodwin said. 

Goodwin and the Demons didn't 
take long to figure out new coach, 
Pete Richardson's strategy — a bal- 
anced attack. When Randall wasn't 
finding holes in the Demon second- 
ary, he was running for first downs. 
At times the Demon defense looked 
out of sync. 

Randall gave Southern an early 
7-0 lead with a one yard touchdown 
run. Southern extended their lead to 
10 in the first quarter after a bad 

punt snap to punter Trea Ward. 
Ward recovered the ball at the NSU 
18 setting up a Jaguar 17-yard field 

While Southern was having its 
way offensively with the Demon de- 
fense , Northwestern's running game 
never got rolling. Deon Ridgell, who 
is eighth on the all time Demon 
rushing list was held to only 1 1 yards 
on eight carries. Sophomore Demon 
running back Clarence Matthews 
was the Demon's most productive 
running back gaining 8 1 yards on 1 1 

Not only was the running game 
non-existent, but the Demon's pass- 
ing attack killed several Demon 
drives. Quarterback Brad Laird 
posted respectable numbers, 15 of 
29, for 1 74 yards but was intercepted 
three times. 

Early in the second quarter, Laird 
threw first touchdown pass to 
receiver Steve Brown, a three-yard 
toss. The score cut Southern's lead 
to 17-6. The Demons missed the point 

Northwestern had an opportu- 
nity to cut into Southern's lead late 
in the second quarter. With 12 sec- 
onds left in the half and the ball at 
the Jaguar eight, Laird hoped to 
produce his second touchdown of the 
game. Laird went to Brown in the 
end zone but, Jabbar Juluke inter- 
cepted the pass. 

"That was big," Goodwin said. 

"Steve was going to be wide open, 
and Brad thought he could drill it 

Laird wasn't happy with the pass 
either. "Steve broke to the flag," Laird 
said. "I saw he was open but, I threw 
it behind him." 

The second half for Northw 
ern started off much like the fin 
The Demons were unable to mo* 
the football. Southern widened tl 
gap to 20-6 in the third quarter on 
Duane Fuller 43-yard field goal 

In the forth quarter, the Demo: 
hadtheballon theJaguar39. But 
fourth and five the Demons wentfi 
the first down. 

Laird, rolling to his right, wi 
looking for a receiver when the bal 
slipped out of his hand. Laird triwL 
to make the best out. of a bad situay 
tion, picked the ball up and wai| 

On the next play from scrimm 
after the turnover, Randall fouw 
flanker Fred Bailey d»wn the let 
sideline for a 25-yard score. TI 
Demons did have one bright spotii 
the fourth quarter when junior col 
lege transfer James Brock turned 
short pass into a 79-yard touchdo' 

Northwestern running back, 
Deon Ridgell entered the 1993 sefrj 
son needing 1,130 yards to becon* 
the Demons' all-time leading rusherj 
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date of Ridgell's quest for the record) 


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NSU professor finds link between television and obesity 


lber 7, 199"* Could excessive television watch- 
ing help make your children fat? 
Possibly, according to Dr. Terry R. 
Isbell, coordinator of psychology at 
Jiorthwestern State University and 
[lis colleagues in their study. 

The study, entitled "Is Childhood 
Obesity Related to Being Plugged 
Into Television Advertising?" ex- 
plored possible links between child- 
hood obesity and commercials aimed 
it children for food and non-food 
items which were aired on Saturday 
jiorning television. 

"We wanted to see if obese chil- 
dren tend to pay more attention to 
food cues than non-obese kids," said 

"The media really influences our 
health choices, and I'm wondering 

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The study has been submitted for 
publication in the Journal of Nutri- 
tion Education. Conducting the in- 
vestigation with Isbell were Robert 
C. Klesges and Linda H. Eck of the 
Center for Applied Psychological 
Research at Memphis State Univer- 

In the investigation, 53 pre-liter- 
ate children four years of age and 
younger, both normal weight and 
overweight were taken individually 
to a room containing thirty products 
of which 15 were food items (i.e. Rice 
Krispies, Coco Puffs, Trix) and 15 
were non-food items (i.e. G.I. Joe 
Action Figures, Teddy Ruxpin). 

Products selected for display were 

those for which the most number of 
commercials were broadcast by the 
three major T.V. networks on three 
consectuve Saturday mornings im- 
mediately prior to the start of the 

Each child was verbally cued with 
advertising slogans, for example, 
"Snap! Crackle! Pop!" for Kellogg's 
Rice Krispies or "America's Hero" 
for a G.I. Joe action figure. 

Results of the study showed that 
obese children were more tuned-in 
to food advertisements than to non- 
food advertisements. 

"What we found," said Isbell, "was 
that obese children were paying less 
attention to toy commercials than to 
food commercials. They did much 
better at identifying food commer- 

cials than toy commercials." 

Also during the investigation, re- 
searchers gave children a verbal cue 
to an advertised name-brand such 
as "Flintstones" which carried both 
a food (cereal) and a non-food (vita- 
mins) product. 

The children were given a verbal 
cue, such as "Yabba Dabba Doo" and 
asked to identify one product. Re- 
sults showed that the obese children 
chose the food item much more fre- 
quently than the normal weight chil- 

Health researchers still have not 
found out whether television helps 
cause obesity or if obese people sim- 
ply watch more television than non- 
obese people. 

However, recent findings suggest 

that television watching may play a 
hidden role in obesity. 

According to Isbell, recent find- 
ings indicate that television watch- 
ing not only lowers a person's activ- 
ity levels, but that it may slow meta- 
bolic rates more than just sitting 
still, reading, or playing a non-activ- 
ity game. 


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Campus Quotes: How do you feel about ARA food service? 

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Qtht Current 


The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

sptember 14, 1993 

Volume 82, Number 6 

Uncertainty and ambiguity hinder 

yser smoking 

paper's search for the truth behind controversial building regulation 

pol 1 "™* 7 


though smoking areas have 
designated in Kyser Hall, din- 
facilities and dormitories, 
ether or not Northwestern has an 
idal smoking policy is unclear. 
According to Student Government 
sociation minutes from spring 
92, the SGA called for a smoking 
icy which would ban smoking in 
J areas except listed areas, and 
at each building would have to 
(signate its own area." 
The smoking areas were to be 
^signated after the policy was 
iplemented. The policy was to be a 
P* e at, (Curtesy policy." 
are | According to the minutes, Dean 
I Students Fred Fulton said the 
dicy will initiate discussion with 
|e Faculty Senate and President 
lost, and that the group should 
Imember that the policy being dis- 
used would not be the real univer- 
ty policy. The SGA voted on en- 
rsing the policy which passed 18- 

According to Fulton, the current 
Northwestern policy on smoking in 
university buildings is in effect but 
still not approved by Alost. 

The current policy states the uni- 
versity is "dedicated to providing a 
safe, healthy and comfortable envi- 
ronment for its students, faculty, 
staff and guests." 

The document goes on to state 
because smoking can cause illness 
and death to non-smokers exposed 
to secondhand smoke on the job, and 
because allergic individuals and "the 
majority of healthy non-smokers 
report discomfort when exposed to 
second-hand smoke on the job, ... it 
is imperative that nonsmokers be 
protected from secondhand smoke." 

The policy also states, "As a re- 
sult of numerous student, faculty 
and staff requests, with the concur- 
rence of the SGA and the Faculty 
Senate, and with the approval of the 
university president, smoking and 
use of smokeless tobacco products 

will be prohibited in all university 
buildings. As additional exceptions 
to this policy, certain areas in some 
buildings will be designated as 
'Smoking Areas' where smoking will 

on smoking in the office workplace 
states, employers operating offices 
in the state must adopt, implement 
and maintain a written smoking 
policy within three months of Au- 

"State educational.,. facilities 
shall not be required to desig- 
nate a smoking area" 

be permitted, faculty offices, dormi- 
tory room and parts of campus din- 
ing facilities." 

"Lack of policy adherence should 
be brought to the attention of appro- 
priate supervisory personnel," the 
policy also states. 

Northwestern is a state univer- 
sity of Louisiana. Louisiana's policy 

gust 21, 1992. 

Under these policies nonsmoking 
employees may object to smoke in 
the workplace. The employer must 
attempt to reach reasonable accom- 
modations for smoking and nonsmok- 
ing employees without having to 
spend extra money or make struc- 
tural changes. 

In addition, nonsmoking areas 
must be clearly marked with signs. 
The smoking policy should be an- 
nounced and posted within three 
months of adoption and a written 
copy of the policy should be posted in 
the workplace. 

Also, any state government em- 
ployee may request a smoking area, 
ifreasonable, within thatoffice. How- 
ever, "State educational and health 
care facilities shall not be required 
to designate smoking areas," accord- 
ing to the state smoking policy. 

Furthermore, according to state 
policy, "office workspace includes, 

but is not limited to," "Hospitals, 

clinics and nursing homes, libraries, 
museums and office buildings." 
While Northwestern's facilities in- 
clude a library, museum, infirmary 
and several offices, entire school fa- 
cilities are not listed as a valid office 

The state policy defines employer 
as "any person, partnership, asso- 

ciation, corporation, nonprofit, chari- 
table, political, or governmental en- 
tity which employs twenty-five or 
more persons full-time throughout 
the calender year." This definition 
would appear to include the univer- 

However, the state policy also 
defines employee as "any person who 
is employed by an employer in con- 
sideration of direct or indirect mon- 
etary wages or profit." The policy 
does not make any reference to stu- 

Some students receive pay for 
work study jobs and may be included 
under the policy. However, many 
students are not paid by the state 
and the policy appears not to refer to 
them unless an education is consid- 
ered indirect profit. 

Lastly, according to Fulton, the 
Northwestern policy was never ap- 
proved by Alost. If this is so, perhaps 
the policy may not be legally en- 
forced by the university. 

RIER: "The World is Watching 

10/20 correspondent talks on media involvement in world events 



Associate Editor 

Catherine Crier, ABC 
orrespondent and self-proclaimed 
iealist, discussed the media's 
jfluence and the power of 
lformation at yesterday's 
fetinguished Lecturer Series. 
The former CNN anchor and 
st is concerned with the change 
immediacy. She explained how 
public has come to expect an 
tant response and does not 
stion the initial actions of today's 
inion leaders. 

Crier said that television is no 
ger based on substance but form. 

"Pictures speak more than 
>rds," Crier said. "The box has 
jscome more believable than you or 
• Events are now shaped to look 
fctter on T.V. and people are not 
jrtening as much." 
[ Crier used the grand scale 
fcanges in the world as support for 
fcr argument. She claimed the 
Grid's interest in Somalia is, at 
in part, due to television. 

"Events are now shaped to 
look better on TV and people 
are not listening as much" 

"The Chinese are slaughtering 
monks in Tibet," she said. "But the 
Chinese are to smart to let cameras 
in to take pictures." 

The signs and banners, written 
in English, displayed by 
demonstrators during the Baltic 
uprisings demonstrated how the 
entire world is beginning to 
understand the power of television. 

"Those people knew that we in 
the West were watching," Crier said. 

During the Persian Gulf War, 
according to Crier, General Colin 
Powell and Dick Cheney, then 
secretary of defense, got much of 
their information about what was 
going on from CNN. 

In Tianneman Square, Crier 

remembered, Bernard Shaw was 
driven almost to tears as the Chinese 
tanks rolled over the protesting 

During the coup attempt in the 
former Soviet Union, Boris Yeltsin 
climbed atop a tank almost as much 
for the television cameras as for his 

Crier talked briefly about her 
unusual ascent to the top. Unlike 
most anchors, her background is 
law not broadcast journalism. 

"While most broadcasters 
would look to Walter Cronkite as a 
role model," Crier said. "I looked to 
Atticus Finch of To Kill a 

Crier pointed out that almost 

all major events are designed to play 
well on television and how failure to 
take television into account could be 

"At the Democratic convention, 
everyone was dancing and singing 
the Fleetwood Mac hit 'Don't Stop 
Thinking About Tomorrow,'" Crier 
taid. "The Republicans, on the other 
hand, had Pat Buchanan talking 
about religious war." 

After the lecture, Crier answered 
questions from those remaining in 
the rapidly dispersing crowd. Most 
of the questions dealt with the alleged 
liberal media bias. 

Crier defended the media 
against the "attacks" by talking about 
the care taken at editorial meetings 
to ensure both sides are equally 

She dismissed the fact that most 
members of the media elite vote 
Democratic as coincidental and 
irrelevant to news coverage. 

Crier felt at home back in the 
South, even letting her finely honed 
broadcast voice slip back into the 
slow Texas drawl she spoke as a 

astellano and Schreibner to speak on international trade 

Mexican Consul to visit Natchitoches 


Two international speakers are 
!°ttung to Natchitoches next Tues- 
y with lectures on international 





, Raul Castellano, dean of the Con- 
War Corps in New Orleans and 
faisul general of Mexico, will have a 
fasentation on international trade 
Bd education at 10 a.m. in the Ky- 
* er Hall Auditorium, room 142. He 
nil present remarks and then field 
p>estions until approximately 11:30 

[Gene J. Schreiber, director of the 
7»rld Trade Center in New Orleans 
Jill address a joint luncheon meet- 
of the Natchitoches civic clubs 
£*>n at the Hobday Inn. Informa- 
p"i on making a reservation to the 
p'lcheon, which is open thecommu- 
Pty, can be obtained from Tynes 
^'dberbrand at 357-5459. 
Raul Castellano, a native of Mexico 
%, earned a law degree from the 
» a tional Autonomous University of 

[Castellano has held several posi- 
es within the Public Administra- 
C°1 of the Mexican government 
^foughout most of his professional 
I r eer. He was press and public re- 
gions director of "Altos Hornos de 
"*6xico", the government-owned 
^ e l mill complex, and director of 

!• , 

The organization is active in a wide 
range of international trade seminars... 

social communication and advertis- 
ing of the National Lottery, also an 
entity of the federal government. 

Castellano was also "official 
mayor" (general controller for the 
state of Michoacan), a public office 
by appointment, which combines the 
duties of a lieutenant governor with 
those related to the management 
and administration of the state gov- 

In 1985, Castellano was federal 
congressman of his home state of 
Michoacan, and during that period a 
member of the House of 
Representative's Committees for 
Tourism, Human Rights, Radio and 

He also served as a representative 
of the Mexican government during 
the opening of the Court of Appeals 
in Paris, and has been a participant 
of Mexican delegations to the vari- 
ous international conferences and 
congresses in countries such as 

France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Ger- 
many, United Kingdom, Belgium, 
Holland, Soviet Union, Japan, Gua- 
temala, Honduras, Colombia, Peru 
and Brazil. 

Castellano has been appointed 
consul general of Mexico in New 
Orleans, since December 1, 1989, 
and dean of the consular corps in 
New Orleans, since October, 1991. 

Eugene Schreiber has served 
since 1979 as managing director of 
the World Trade Center of New Or- 
leans, a private, non-profit economic 
development organization of 2,200 
corporate and individual members. 

Established in 1943, the New Or- 
leans Trade Center was the first of 
what are now more than 241 Cen- 
ters in 63 countries. The organiza- 
tion is active in a wide range of 
international trade seminars, con- 
ferences, trade missions, trade 
shows, legislative affairs and other 

Schreiber also serves on a number 
of other boards, including as chair- 
man of the Louisiana Tax Free Shop- 
ping Commission and as a member 
of the Louisiana Export Council and 
the International Council of the 
American Management Association. 

Prior to joining the World Trade 
Center, Schreiber worked for 15 years 
in international trade and invest- 
ment development as a foreign ser- 
vice officer of the U.S. Department of 
State and as an Associate with Booz- 
Allen and Hamilton management 

His overseas assignments included 
U.S. Embassy positions in Bolivia, 
Uganda, Brazil and Guatemala. 

He also served in Tanzania as a 
member of the United States' first 
contingent of Peace Corps Volunteers 
sent abroad in 1961. 

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, 
Schreiber received his B.S. degree in 
civil engineering from Purdue Uni- 
versity and his law degree from 
George Washington University. 

Prior to his career in the Foreign 
Service, he served as an officer in the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

For more information on these ac- 
tivities, contact Tom Whitehead. 

LISTN to broadcast 
Louisiana report card 

Northwestern's Department of 
Journalism and Telecommunica- 
tions will partner with LPB in a 
statewide broadcast on Wednesday 
at 3 p.m. 

The program is entitled "Reinvent- 
ing America's Schools: A Louisiana 
Report Card" will feature Governor 
Edwin Edwards and state officials 
who will review how math, science 
and technology are being utilized in 
the classroom. 

This statewide, interactive tele- 
conference will be broadcast from 
the Distance Learning Center at the 
LPB Telecommunications Center in 
Baton Rouge and will include par- 
ticipants from a simulcast location 
at Northwestern, through the LISTN 
studio facility. Featured guests will 
inform viewers about Louisiana's 
efforts to attain national educational 

standards. In addition to callers' 
questions, there will also be a dem- 
onstration ofkeypad technology used 
in distance learning classrooms by 
high schools across the state. U.S. 
Secretary of Education system via a 
taped address. The studio audience 
will be comprised of administrators, 
teachers and students. 
Northwestern's studio A guests will 
include Mrs. Debbie Silver and Dr. 
Gary Stringer, classroom teachers 
in Louisiana. Viewers are encour- 
aged to participate by calling 1-800- 

This teleconference is a presenta- 
tion of Louisiana Public Broadcast- 
ing and the Louisiana Systemic Ini- 
tiatives Program. Faculty, staff and 
students are invited to attend the 
broadcast in Studio A, room 142 of 
Kyser Hall. 

Homecoming 1993 elections 

1993 Homecoming elections will be held Wednesday 
and Thursday of this week. Full-time students will be 
allowed to vote for the Homecoming Court and Mr. and 
Miss NSU. 

Voting will take place in Iberville Dining Hall Wednes- 
day and in the Friedman Student Union on Thursday. 

Also on the ballot for freshmen are the candidates for 
Freshman class senator. Four students are vying for 
the two positions. 

Page 2 

September 14, 199 


SGA seeks more student involvement 

Expanded hours, community service expected to bring the SGA to the students 


Staff Writer 

As the new school year begins, 
the Student Government Association 
is faced with many new problems on 
campus and are still plagued with 
old issues from past semesters that 
are waiting resolutions. Various 
students shared their views on where 
SGA should focus their attention. 

Rhonda McCaly, a sophomore at 
Scholars' College, says the needs of 
the nontraditional students should 
be recognized. 

"We are older and most of us have 
children," McCaly stated. "On 
campus day care. It is needed and 
essential. Most nontraditional 
students who are single parents can't 
afford day care." 

When asked what she would do if 
in SGA, McCaly said, "I would 
definitely take steps to make it easier 
for commuter students to park, on 
campus day care, some 
considerations for classes to be 
segmented in a way that parents 
who have children can stay in school 
full time and not have to go to school 
at night." 

Many students believe that SGA 
is not there for the students. 

Robert Carnline, a junior social 
science education major, said, "I don't 
think SGA really deals with the 
problems at Northwestern like they 

should be doing." 

"I know it's hard for things to 
change at Northwestern, but I would 
try to find a solution for the parking 
and work harder on lowering the 
Student Association Fee," said 
Carnline. "People who commute 
should not have to pay for it." 

Offering "more activities for the 
students" is also a growing concern 
for sophomore Dianne Humphrey 
and freshman Connie Baptiste. 

Although faced with many 
obstacles, Blair Dickens, president 
of the Student Government 
Association, has a positive outlook. 

"In the past, what I've seen when 
we have tried to talk to people in the 
university we get doors slammed in 
our faces," said Dickens. "Now we 
are working on a resolution with 
parking and we can't demand 
anything from the university, but 
we can ask for things. Now we are 
going to ask for what the students 

Dickens further explained that 
"it's not a matter of what we are 
going to do, it's a matter of what we 
like to see done. Everything takes 
research and time." 

"We don't have the authority to 
change everything, but we can go 
after it and try to. We stay after it." 

"One thing I want to recognize 
this year is that the school is 64% 
non traditional students so therefore 
we should be doing something for 

"The Best Hometown College 
Rodeo Ever" comes to NSU 



— — The Northwestern Rodeo Club plans 
to host a rodeo at NSU for the first 
time in several years. 

The club is hoping to encourage 
— more students to join the Rodeo Club 
to help in making "The Best Hometown College Rodeo Ever." 

The Rodeo Club is not just for those who compete in the sport of Rodeo. 
The club is open to competitors and non-competitors alike. The only 
prerequisits are enjoying the sport of rodeo, being enthusiastic and being 
willing to work hard to support the Rodeo Team at all times. 

Along with the Rodeo Club, Northwestern also has a Rodeo Team. This 
year at least twelve students will be competing for NSU. This is the largest 
group of competitors in many years. Some of the destinations of the Rodeo 
Team are Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, 
Sept. 16-18; Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, Texas, Oct. 7-9; 
Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas, Oct. 21-23; Trinity Valley 
Community College in Athens, Texas, Oct. 28-30; Stephen F. Austin in 
Nacogdoches, Texas, Nov. 11-13. 

The Rodeo Team is receiving support from people at Northwestern and 
from the community. John Richard Dalme, for example, has provided some 
members with stalls, practice areas and pastures. Anyone needing these 
services or facilities should contact Dalme at 352-8736. 

In addition, parents of the students involved with the Rodeo Club and 
Team have formed the Rodeo Booster Club. The booster club hopes to gain 
support from the students and community. All interested in becoming 
involved should contact Rebecca Gill at 357-5914. 


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"Image is a big thing 
now with the SGA" 

Blair Dickens 
SGA President 

them also," explained Dickens. 

Currently, the SGA is 
investigating the possibility of the 
on campus day care. 

"We are in the process," said 
Dickens. "That is being worked on 
right now. We are looking at other 
schools that offer day care services." 

Several students are unaware of 
what involves the Student 
Government Association and even 
what it is. 

"Image is a big thing now with 
SGA," said Dickens. "When I say 
image most don't know what it's 
here for." 

"Every full time student is a 
member of the Student Government 
Association. The big thing is to get 
them to use that membership." 

Michael Willis, a freshman 
nursing major, did not know what 

the Student Government Association 
involved but explained that SGA 
should "show what the student body 
cares about. It may not be important 
to them, but it's important to us." 

A large number of students do 
not participate in the SGA elections 
because they do not know the 

Carnline said, "I think they 
should have rallies of some sorts, 
like all juniors meet your 
representative at a certain time." 

"They need to try to get to know 
more students," he further 
explained. "Maybe stop students in 

the hall and say 'Hi, I'm . Not 

just for a vote, but for if you have a 
problem down the line and you want 
to talk to a SGA person, you will 
remember, 'I shook this person's 

Dickens explained that "normally 
we have free speech forums, but no 
one will participate." 

He also said that they will begin 
to send SGA representatives to 
various club meetings to get more 

"We also plan on having a dorm 
meeting and talk with all the 
residential assistants and have a 
full meeting with them," Dickens 
said. "Many people just don't want 
to talk any more and this way they 
can tell us what the students want 
us to do." 

"We can't see everything and talk 
to everybody, but we try." 

Now the SGA office, located on 
the second floor of the Student Union, 
will have office hours Monday 
through Friday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. 

"There should be someone there 
everyday," Dickens said. "That is 
why we have office hours, so if anyone 
has a complaint they can come and 
talk with us." 

Students may also submit 
complaints in writing and send it to 
the SGA office. 

"Everybody has opinions and 
ideas, but no one will tell us," he 
said. "Students have to talk to us." 

The Student Government 
Association has established various 
committees to involve the students. 
For example, the environmental 
awareness and recycling committee 
"will organize and control a recycling 

By HE 

iyed his 
seum, 1 

Increase in enrollment projected 


Staff Writer 

Northwestern has once again 
exceeded its enrollment record for 
the fall semester. 

According to Hugh Durham, 
registrar, enrollment will probably 
exceed last year's fall total of 8,142 

Marsha Zulick, director of 
admissions and recruiting, agreed 
with Durham. "We know it is going 
to be over 8,400, we just don't know 
how far," Zulick said. "I feel it will be 
anywhere between 8,700 and 8,800." 

The faculty is currently awaiting 
the 14-day report which will give an 
accurate number of all students 
enrolled in the University. 

Zulick explains, "Between that 
day of registration [student's 


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are able to go through all records, 
take out all the students who have 
not come, and take into consideration 
anyone who might drop out. They 
are able to clean all that out, and so 
they have an actual count by that 

Because of the large number of 
students and failure to preregister, 
problems are to be expected. This 
includes excess traffic in the 
administrations offices. 

The increased enrollment also 
had an impact on students as well as 
the system. 

For first-time students, 
registration went smoothly. "The 
lines weren't long at all, it all went 
by quickly," one student said. 

Her friends agreed with her by 
adding, "It went by pretty easily, all 
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however. "The registration process 
was long and tedious, however, I 
must admit it was mostly my fault 
for not preregistering," a student 

Another student commented on 
the availability of classes. "The lines 
were too damn long, by the time I 
was able to find an open class, my 
clothes went out of style." 

To aid with the long lines, the 
faculty is working on such items as 
automatic packaging and telephone 

When asked about this subject, 
Zulick said, There are some plusses 
for telephone registration. I think 
we will eventually have it." 

"I think the problem right now 
in having something like that is that 
the University is not set up with the 
cables. They have to have this cable 
network to install that." 

program for Northwestern.' 
club sports committee "assist sp 
groups that are not associated \ 
the Athletic Association of NSU j 
petitioning the SGA for funding"]? 
their competitions, travel and ot 
related expenses." 

All students are invited 
participate in the varies 
committees. No specii 
qualifications are necessary. 

"A lot of people don't want to g, 
involved with SGA because to/ " 
think it's no fun," said Dickens. I 

Other future plans for Sfi 

include a student phone directo»> jj oc k s t 
which will include on and off cam™ g a ]jjm 
numbers. It will be due out at same ( 
end of September. SGA will a£ Beatles 
begin a program called P.A.S. 
problems and student solutions. cr 

"It's like a survey and the studeii] e( j j 
send it in," explained Dickens, ^.j^toch 
Reflection on his new term f Q n g e „ 
president Dickens says, "Ireally feL+j^gg^ 
good about this year." , j n p 

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students know what we are here 
and that we can go out, fight 
them, and get it. Sometimes it wo; 
happen. That's with anythii 
That's why I believe in not ra^l^gr " C 
promises I can't keep." rt au{ 

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School for Math, Science, and the Arts, won $50.00 cash! To enter 
next Monday's drawing, just use La Cap's ATM at the NSU Student 
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Intramural Swim Meet 

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6 ^ recU * Rock star Jim Croce, who had 
offcan^i e albums in the Top Twenty at 
^out at same time — something even 
™V Beatles never accomplished — 
iyed his last concert in Prather 
liseum, before he was tragically 
(led in a plane crash at the 
^tchitoches Municipal Airport. 
On September 20, 1973, 2,000 

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Croce's last performance. Croce 
rtained the crowd with funny 
dotes and songs about life expe- 

"Southern audiences are 

ak Vmer," Croce told the crowd. "The 

pcert audiences on both the East 
le studerfj West coast tend to have more of 

aeit 18 Chow me' attitude." 

After performing his hit •'Bad, 
fcd Leroy Brown," he stunned the 

— jembly of fans by exiting the stage 

er merely 35 minutes of perfor- 

Croce and his entourage were 
anning on staying overnight in 
itchitoches and flying the next 
urning to Dallas. For unknown 
asons, the band changed plans and 
tided to leave Natchitoches that 
ght and fly to Sherman, Texas. 
Two Natchitoches Parish Police 
Ecers, who were on a narcotics 
akeout at the Fair Grounds adja- 
nt to the Natchitoches Municipal 
irport, observed a "suspicious-look- 
gman" running, obviously looking 
ir something. When questioned by 
le two officers, the man identified 
mself as pilot Robert Elliot. 
Iliot told the officers he was search- 

ing for the airport, where he was to 
meet a group of people he was to fly 
to Texas. Because of Elliot's suspi- 
cious behavior, other officers were 
called to the scene. Elliot, escorted 
by the police, finally met Croce and 
his party at the airport and pre- 
pared to depart. 

The small twin engine 
Beechcraft D-18 took off down the 
runway at the Natchitoches airstrip. 
Witnesses said the plane never 
gained much altitude and crashed 
200 yards away from the south run- 
way after striking a pecan tree. The 
plane then flipped over, smashing 
into the ground near the edge of the 
Louisiana One Bypass, and burst 
into flames. 

Pieces of the plane were found in 
an area 120 feet away from the 
crash sight. Croce; Elliot; Dennis 
Rast, Croce's manager; Kenneth 
Cortese, Croce's agent; George 
Stevens, comedian; and Maurice 
Muehleisen, accompanist, died in- 
stantly. Croce was discovered de- 
capitated in the co-pilot's seat. 

An investigation revealed the 
probable cause of the crash as pilot 
error — failure to see and avoid 
objects cr obstructions. No evidence 
of any mechanical failure was found . 

With the exception of Elliot, the 
bodies and personal belongings were 
found to contain over 1,300 pills, 
prescriptions, cigarette papers and 
"green plant materials and seeds." 
Police investigators found a "hand 
rolled cigarette in an ash tray lo- 
cated on the commode tank in the 
bathroom" of Elliot's motel room. 

the other victims' relatives, sued 
the companies which operated the 
airplane in which Croce died. The 
suit claimed Elliot was "incompe- 
tent as a pilot, displayed bad judg- 
ment in flying techniques and his 

physical abilities were impaired, all 
of which the defendants should have 
known." The total amount of the law- 
suit was eight million dollars. 

James Joseph Croce was born 
January 10, 1943, in Philadelphia. 
With a degree in psychology from 
Villanova University in Pennsylva- 
nia, Croce taught emotionally dis- 
turbed children in Philadelphia. He 
also worked at various odd jobs be- 
fore devoting his time solely to mu- 

Croce and his wife, Ingrid, formed 
a duo in 1968 and released an album 
entitled Jim and Ingrid. His solo 
career began in 197 1 with the release 
of his first album, You Don't Mess 
Around With Jim. Some of Croce's 
best known songs are "Bad, Bad Leroy 
Brown," "I've Got A Name," "Time In 
a Bottle" and "Operator." His third 
and final album, I've Got A Name, 
was released after his death. 

Croce was dead, but he was not 
forgotten. In February 1974, Croce 
was voted Favorite Male Vocalist at 
the American Music Awards. Ingrid 
accepted the award on his behalf. 

Through the actions of his wife 
and son, Croce's memory lives on. 
Ingrid is currently writing a book 
about Croce entitled, Time InABottle. 
She also owns a restaurant in San 
Diego called Croce's. Inside the res- 
taurant is a room filled with memo- 
rabilia dedicated to Croce. About two 
years ago, Croce's wife toured the 
campus and visited Natchitoches for 
the first time. 

His son Adrian James, also known 
as AJ, is a jazz musician currently on 
tour. He recently worked on his first 
albums. AJ will be on the Tonight 
Show with Jay Leno next month. 

A video is currently in the works 
about the fife of Jim Croce. He would 
have been fifty years old this year. In 
honor of Croce's memory, a box set of 

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his music is in music stores. 

Northwestern had contributed to 
preserving the memory of Croce by 
placing a plaque in the Student 

Union. Unfortunately the plaque has 

Croce sang, "But there never 
seems to be enough time, to do the 

things you wanna do, once you find 
them . . . ." Unfortunately this was 
true for Jim Croce, who died just as 
his career was beginning. 


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Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Amy Staszak Associate Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Dwayne Jones Ad Design 
Kevin Fayard Distribution 
Derrick Dieterich Business Manager 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 
Steve Horton Adviser 

After nearly beating the Argus obscenity 
issue to death, we were ready to put it to sleep, at 
least until the next edition comes out. 
Unfortunately, we realized that some problems 
remain unresolved. 

Grant Williams' poem, "Power tools and 
Eroticism," while patently offensive to any self- 
respecting, God-fearing member of the 
Northwestern "community," is not the only 
example of obscenity on this campus. 

Take for example the Student Activities 
Board movie of the week. Last year, the organization 
had the gall to show the Sharon Stone film "Basic 
Instinct." This movie is so full of graphic sex and 
gratuitous nudity it is hardly suited for an adult 
smut theater, much less a venue full of naive, 
impressionable college youths. 

Already this semester, the film "Alive," a 
movie that degradates the value of human life, has 
been shown. While the filmmakers tried to portray 
the cannibalism depicted in the movie as a 
testament to the human will to survive, their 
underlying motive was to poke fun at the Christian 
belief that the body is a temple. 

The SAB is not the only culprit. Anyone who 
attended the home football game against Troy 
State Saturday no doubt was shocked at the attire, 
or lack thereof, of the pom pon line, female 
cheerleaders and the Demon Dazzlers dance line. 
If ever an attempt to appeal to prurient sexual 
interests was made, the flimsy garb of these young 
women is as overt as any we have ever witnessed. 

The Administration has taken the lead in the 
fight against such depravity, first with its censure 
of the Argus and now by scheduling a first 
amendment workshop with Mr. Bertrand, an expert 
on secondary school media law. The workshop is 
designed for the editorial staffs of the various 
Northwestern student publications; however, we 
at The Current Sauce feel that it could be very 
beneficial for all Northwestern students to attend 
and find out exactly what is "appropriate" thought 
and what should not be spoken or seen. 

By taking what was originally merely the 
expression of concern over the image of the 
university, and turning it into a class to educate 
student leaders on what they can and cannot say, 
the Administration has grown much closer to the 
students than the original professional/student 
relationship. We can now look to them more as a 
"Big Brother." 


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Jane Baldwin 
Heather Cooley 
Christina Diemert 
Jeremy Ekberg 
Sara Farrell 
Judy Francis 
Monica Hedricks 
Cindy Himel 

Amanda Ingram 
Jeff Johnson 
Jason Lott 
Hollv Moran 
Marcus Norwood 
Kip Patrick 
Leah Pilcher 
Lara Stelly 
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(Editor's note: The following was 
originally printed in the September 
7 edition of The Current Sauce with 
a portion missing. To alleviate the 
resulting mass confusion, we are 
reprinting the column in its entirety.) 

Often, in an attempt to be cute or 
to make a profound political state- 
ment, we become overzealous and 
cross the fine line that lies between 
provocative and tasteless. 

I personally have been accused of 
such lapses of good judgment many 
times (the Chelsea Clinton remark 
stiii haunts me) and, admittedly,'* 
have been guilty as charged on nu- 
merous occasions. 

This admission, however, does not 
disqualify me from commenting on 
two acts by either odious would-be 
comics or brazen hate-mongers. 

The first incident involved an 
acquaintance of mine with whom I 
have argued at length about some 
very controversial subjects. In the 
back window of his truck he had 

placed a sign that read "Protect your 
interest (sic) bash homosexuals." In 
all fairness, I had been forewarned 
about the sign by the author himself 

based on their understanding of what 
I have written, I am tempted to turn 
in my pen (please hold the applause 
my dear Scholars' College friends). 

(I might add, rather loudly in a pub- 
lic place). 

Caught off guard, I could only 
manage to say, "Man, I don't think 
you should bash anybody," and walk 
away with a sick feeling in my stom- 

My feebngs about homosexuality 
and various other sensitive topics 
have been publicized in depth on 
these pages. When jerks like the one 
above assume that I am one of "them" 

The second incident occurred just 
days ago. While climbing the stairs 
in Kyser Hall, I was glancing at the 
various postings on the bulletin 
boards. On the second floor landing, 
I noticed a posting for the Gay, Les- 
bian and Bisexual Organization. 
Beside the sign, some idiot had hung 
a crudely scribbled note urging that 
"Fag bashers of the world unite." 

What do these asses hope to ac- 
complish by bashing others? Per- 

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of their own repress^ need 
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modern conservatism is its assqfm eet j na 7" 
tion with hate. I have only livedi «j $ 0J 
Louisiana for a short time, bothers { - 
have already received numerou^j^ou^yjyt 
sons in just how easily those whoi j' m n( 
intuitively conservative are swat^a^. a jj 
by hate-filled speech. 

I never dreamed I would he. 
words "nigger" and "faggott" at si 
posedly mainstream political 
tions. I was shocked when I 
handed card stating that I was bes 
"patronized by the Ku Klux Klafl r 
a gubernatorial debate. i 'UCKSC 

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those "big tent" advocates of cons 
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News Editor 

One of many "burning" issues on 
this campus is the right (or non- 
right) to smoke in public buildings. 

Smokers should have the right to 
smoke as many cigarettes, cigars or 
pipes as they want — in the privacy 
of their own homes or the open air of 
the outdoors. 

The University has an obligation 
to protect the students. This includes 
protection from the harmful effects 
of environmental tobacco smoke. 
Everyone knows that smoking 
causes lung cancer in many smok- 
ers. But it is also true that tobacco 
smoke can cause serious health prob- 
lems in non-smokers who breathe 
the smoke of others. 

A study presented at Harvard by 
physicist James Repace claimed, a 
non-smoker is more likely to get 
cancer from environmental tobacco 
smoke than from all the hazardous 
outdoor air pollutants regulated by 
the EPA — including asbestos, ar- 
senic and radioactivity — combined. 

According to a 1990 analysis of 
twenty-four research projects in 
eight different countries, scientists 
at the Environmental Protection 
Agency declared secondhand smoke 

a substance that definitely causes 
cancer in humans. According to the 
EPA report, "Thousands of non- 
smokers die of lung cancer each 

smoker's lungs. However, non-smok- 
ing students are often exposed to 
side-stream smoke left behind by 
irresponsible smokers who leave lit 

nicotine, a deadly insecticide." 

Aside from the health isfl 
smoke in public places is an ag» — 

"Passive smoke can cause non- 
smokers... short- and long-term 
cardiovascular problems..." 

year." The EPA also stated second- 
hand smoke caused "A host of ail- 
ments most of us would never asso- 
ciate with smoking." 

Scientists have also found envi- 
ronmental tobacco smoke to cause 
heart problems. An article in a May 
1990 issue of Science News stated, 
"Passive smoke [inhaled smoke from 
others] exposure can cause non- 
smokers a number of short-and-long 
term eardiovascular problems linked 
to smoking." 

Side-stream smoke, the smoke 
which wafts from a lit cigarette, is 
far more dangerous to the non- 
smoker because it' is unfiltered by a 

cigarettes on floors or in ashtrays. 

The chemicals in this smoke, be- 
sides being noxious and a fire haz- 
ard, it is a serious health hazard. 
Side-stream smoke, according to Dr. 
David Reuben in a May 1991 issue of 
Reader's Digest, "Contains at least 
four thousand chemical compounds 
of which forty three are known car- 
cinogens. Among the poisonous 
ag.ents in side-stream smoke are 
carbon monoxide, the gas in auto- 
mobile exhaust that people use to 
commit suicide; hydrogen cyanide, 
the chemical used to gas criminals 
on death row; formaldehyde, other- 
wise known as embalming fluid; and 

vation to non-smokers. What is' letters 
appetizing than the smell of > ed , 
rette smoke in the cafeteria? 

While the cafeterias on caff 
are divided into smoking and I 
smoking sections, smoke does 
know boundaries and floats free! 
all areas of the room. Accordifl , 
Dr. Reuben's article, ventilation 1 
terns can carry smoke to area "Germ 
buildings where no one is smofc r «e Dem 
An analysis of airline passenger Manager, 
ins showed nicotine levels in 9 * a r again; 
non-smoking sections were actu J>versity. I 
higher than in smoking section 1 'om my vo 
In Kyser, smoking is restri few alt 
mainly to stairwells. This is 4 ""s campa 
cially aggravating to students r* Nation "m 
ing up the stairs (which already' My cr 
to make one breathless) to class^*hich Pav 
is sometimes almost impossib£>Wre list 
breathe the smoke filled air wi 

I realize smokers are addic 
their habit and cannot and s 
not be forced to quit smoking 
ever, the university grounds pr< 
ample outdoor space for smoW 
enjoy their fix. It is unhealthy 
unfair to keep the smoke indooi 
addition, it is down right ruj 
those who choose not to smoM 

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September 7,1993 

Golf provides humility, escape from reality 



During a vicious lightning storm 
. everal years ago professional golfer 
ge Trevino, a wonderfully humor- 
us and flighty character, defiantly 
I ield a one-iron over his head and 
. Jaimed, "Not even God can hit a 

Such is golf and the passion it 
It's a labor of love, a tale of 
prment, and for most an effort in 
i jtility. A more humbling game 
women don't count) has yet to be 
oncocted by the sometimes malevo- 
int sporting Gods. 

— aspires. 

I'm fairly new to this game of 
rich traditions and chivalrous codes 
of conduct. 

The game itself, despite being 
more unnerving than trying to eat 
Jello with a fork, is charming and 

Physic's gurus love to debate 
the idea of hitting a round ball 
'squarely', something only slightly 
more difficult than finding a park- 
ing spot on campus. But there's 
nothing quite like the adrenaline 
rush of really crushing one off the 

It's rather unfortunate that I 
personally can't seem to do this any 
more often than our football team 
runs a pass play. My tee shots usu- 
ally end up testing the 'off-road' abili- 

The golf course 
always allows my 
soul to soar 

ties of my golf-cart. Why isn't there 
a four-wheel drive version of these 
things for the less than adequate 

Pitching and putting are mod- 
erately less trying on the spirit, but 
rather teasing in the sense of false 
hope they inspire. One good putt 
can give any novice golfer a warped 

sense of contentment. 

More than likely that same 
golfer will three-putt (a dreaded golf 
term; for those fortunate enough to 
reach the green) the next green. Oh 
well, the physical playing ofthe game 
sometimes pales in comparison to 
the overall experience. 

On a delightful day, appropri- 

ately enough like most other out- 
door sports we're at nature's mercy, 
(wonderfully ironic in current times 
which feature our senseless and 
wanton abuse of nature) hanging 
out with friends and hitting a few 
(this is all too literal for some of us) 
reveals itself to be a splendid way to 
whittle away life. 

I can only escape from the real- 
ity of scholastics a couple of times a 
week, but the golf course always 
allows my soul to soar. 

It puts everything in perspec- 
tive and affords a vantage point from 
which to revel in nature. 

I find very few worries on the 
golf course. Sure, I'll sling an occa- 
sional club or two, but what looks 
like anger is actually a much needed 

release of pent-up frustrations com- 
pletely removed from golf. 

My friends laugh at my ravings 
and I laugh at theirs. 

It's rather refreshing to find so 
much joy and mutuality in inepti- 

Like I said, it's a humbling game. 

Some 'non-golfer' once claimed: 
"Anyone foolish enough to whack a 
ball hundreds of yards, and then 
fortunate to actually find the damn 
thing, should consider themselves 
graced and have the smarts to put 
the ball in their pocket and go home." 

Obviously someone impervious 
to the delights of the game; on a 
timeless day with a few friends on 
hand and a couple of cold ones, who 
cares if you find the ball? 

Columnist forced to put his words into action 

Meeting with "Dr. Bob" results in a dismal fate 



The call came early Wednesday 
.korning. I didn't get it.Esmerelda, 
ny answering machine, did. She 
spt the message until four that 
ifternoon. It was Yvonne. 

I have known Yvonne 
| [ichardson for a while — in fact as 
jng as I've been at Northwestern. 
iy last encounter stemmed from 
he last time President Alost wanted 
| o see me. I don't remember what 
lat meeting was about, but this 
jtest one I envisioned was not a 
leasant sight. 

"You need to be at this meeting," 
was told. 

"What kind of meeting is this?" 
asked, thinking about how I had 
come about as close as you can come 
to calling him a pervert without it 
being libelous. 

I don't know, but I know that 
iu need to be there." That word 
"need" really stuck out in my head. 

"Who else is going to be at the 
leeting?" I asked. 

" "I don't know, but there will 
thers from the university 
mmunity," she said. 

I'm not exactly sure what that 
ant; all I know is that I was being 
lied upon the rug. Secretaries 
ways know everything about 

everything that pertains to the office. 
It was time to prepare for the biggest 
ass-chewing since I called my high 
school principal a "boob" in our 
campus paper. 

It's not everyday that I get 
caught doing something that lands 
me in the hot seat. Actually, it 
happens about once a year, but the 
school year has just begun. 

"I wonder how much more 
trouble I can cause ," I thought. Man 
was I excited, this was going to be 

Of course, reality hit in. I was 
about to be bitched out by President 
Alost, and he is known for having 
especially bad breath when he gets 
mad. He doesn't use Scope before 
chewing backside. 

I was preparing myself for the 
ordeal. I spoke with a few friends 
about the upcoming meeting. Some 
professors told me to be polite but 
don't back down. One even said how 
petty one must be to respond to a 
student newspaper, at which point 
he mused on and on about he had 
told all sorts of fouls things about his 
college president and had been 
ignored by the man. They all said, 
"Tell me how it went." 

Then I asked a fellow student. 
He suggested, "Grovel, apologize, beg 
..." I have never apologized for any of 
my past columns, and I don't plan to 
start now. But the advice was valid, 
"don't limit your options — begging 

for forgiveness is allowed." 

I asked another and she took 
the opposite approach: "What can 
he do? Tell him off. Do it Man, that's 
what I would do." Yea, okay. 

I was even told by a professor, 
"Why don't you leave the man alone? 
There are other things to grumble 

Arts Building where his office is. I 
dropped something off, and then 
walked past his office. There he 
was. The Man himself, sitting with 
Jerry Pierce, the vice-president of 
external affairs. 

Jerry would probably be one of 
the people at the meeting. As a 

For the crime of criticizing The Man and writing a 
column about the first automobile nature center in 
North America, I was being placed on a committee 

about." Yes, but none are as fun, 
besides he did do two blatantly 
obvious stupid things. 

And so the time moved by. Each 
minute took two, fifteen minutes 
felt like an hour. The day was getting 
rough, and the meting was only at 1 
p.m. I had other things to do. I have 
school work to complete, I have 
reading to pretend to be doing, and 
another column to write. 

I did not have the time to waste 
an entire day on a one hour meeting 
with the Boss. But time moved by at 
its leisure, and I was trapped in its 

At noon I was even in the Fine 

former journalist, if you don't count 
his column in the Natchitoches 
Times, he was probably going to give 
me the veteran journalist speech. I 
just couldn't wait for that one. 

I walked back the to Union and 
my "Beg fcr mercy" friend was there 
to reinforce his previously 
disregarded comments. The lunch 
was decent, but the moment was 
only a half an hour away. 

Now the minutes could seem to 
slow down. It took five minutes to 
buy a Coke. Two minutes were spent 
looking for a table. Time. I couldn't 
stop it, and as I thought more about 
it the clock seemed to speed up. 

Twenty minutes left. Someone 
had joked, "see you over 
Thanksgiving" as if I were going to 
be kicked out of school for what I 
wrote. Eighteen minutes to go, I had 
better get going over there. 

At a quarter to 1:00 1 was in the 
Fine Arts building. The office is in 
the gallery. I stopped to talk to a 
friend. He told a few jokes, made 
comment on the socialization of 
females and males at a local drinking 
establishment, and then said 
something about the column I wrote 
on the trees and the "Drive by 

I don't remember the joke, but it 
was then that Fred Fulton, dean of 
students, and Dr. James Haley, vice- 
president of University Affairs 
walked by. 

I had expected Uncle Fred but I 
had forgotten about Dr. Haley. This 
would fall within "University Affairs" 
so it made sense that he was there. 
Mr. Fulton made a joke about getting 
in trouble again, as he usually does 
with me. I let them pass, and then 
walked down the hall towards the 
moment of truth. 

Yvonne greeted me, "Go on into 
the conference room they are just 
coming in." I strutted in, and there 
was Fulton and Haley. I took my 
seat, and Fred asked, "What are you 
doing here... oh, yea now I 
remember." Then Chief Williams 
came in. This puzzled me. Then 

Harold Boutte, director of Housing, 
showed up. Now this was getting 
weird. How were the chief and Mr. 
Boutte involved? Then worst of all, 
SGA President Blair Dickens showed 
up. Few have had it so hard, what 
was this group of people doing with 
me? Why did I have to be here? 

Then He came in. All smiles 
and shaking hands. I realized that 
what I was about to be a part of what 
was not the marathon bitch-out 
session I had expected, but a penalty 
far worse. 

For the crime of criticizing the 
Man and writing a column about the 
first automobile nature center in 
North America I was being placed 
on a committee. A committee to try 
to help solve the problems»of parking 
here at Northwestern. 

No longer could I just write and 
complain, now I had to act. A fate 
worse than death for a chronic 
complainer like myself. Dr. Bob 
might just have beaten me — he's 
making me work towards solving 
our problems. Have mercy on me 
God, get me off of this committee. 

Moral of the story? If you say 
nasty things in The Man's general 
direction, you will get a call from 
Yvonne just like I did. They love to 
put people on committees, you might 
even get a cool one like mine where 
you get to listen to Blair Dickens. 

I just can't wait until the next 


rowing tolerance of tabloid news a "sad commentary on our society 

Jackson scandal a testament to absurdity of sensationalist journalism in mainstream media 

d be one 
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lrS °^ Staff Writer 

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Remember when the purpose of 
news media was simply to 

Now it would seem as if 
fveryone and his brother is 
cussing "Hard Copy" or a the 
West "Current Affair". It is a sad 
*tate of affairs when today's 
rnalists are more intrested in hot 
sip and high ratings rather than 
orting the news in a professional 
light-forward manner. 
These tabloid "journalists" 
em to forget that they are news 

gatherers and reporters rather than 
entertainers. When I watch the news 
I want to see news. If I wanted to 
know about what Michael Jackson 
is up to I'll watch Entertainment 
Tonight or VH-1. 

Though it may be old news, I want 
to discuss this Michael Jackson thing 
a little more. 

It would seem to me as if the 
speculation of whether or not a pop 
singer may or may not have molested 
a child gets more coverage than a 
concrete news story. Sure, Mike 
may be slightly (Okay , very ) strange , 
but all this media focus is absolutely 

Personally I feel that if Jackson 
were not an international superstar 

"...If Jackson were not an international 
superstar, we would never have had this 
kind of coverage and interest." 

with a mantle of awards , as well as 
a humanitarian known for his work 
"Heal the World" foundation we 
never have had this kind of coverage 
and intrest. 

This whole issue will probably 
turn out to be nothing more than an 

attempt by some unscrupulous 
individuals to extort money from an 
extremely wealthy, extremely 
famous entertainer. 

And when it is over, the news 
will end and the only thing that will 
remain is a tarnished reputation 

and a nearly destroyed career of a 
former pop icon. But the saddest 
thing of all, is the fact that there are 
millions of children who are actually 
abused by real criminals and no one 
addresses this because the media 
would rather discuss hot gossip and 
big names. 

Catherine Crier, a journalist for 
ABC's "20/20" and co-anchor for 
CNN's "The World Today" had this 
to say when asked about the growth 
in sensationalism and tabloid 
journalim, " is tragic in a certain 
respect if we are having to be 

entertained to be informed this is 

a sad commentary on our society". I 
would have to agree with Ms. Crier, 
we expect, well,... crap from 

publications like Star, the Enquirer 
and the other "supermarket" 

There is no big suprise in the 
headlines we see such as "Liz risks 
life to save Michael from suicide". 
However, when this story is a feature 
on the evening news, this concerns 

Hopefully this trend will soon 
see an end and the media will return 
to it's rightful place of reporting the 
"real" news and forget about this 
surrogate role of being an 
entertainment medium. 

Until then, tune into your 
nightly news for the latest in the 
continuing Michael Jackson saga. 

Ith is 
an ag 

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:cordin , 

o are8 "Genrecide" is in full swing at 
ssmoi^e Demon, 91.7 FM. General 
sengef 1 "'anager, Paul Parker, is waging 
Is in i * a r against non-rock formats and 
re actt ^versity. Parker recently "fired" me 
sectiod my volunteer position as one of 
restri be f ew alternative DJs. All this in 
is is ^ campaign to make the radio 
lentsf* **ation "more professional." 
[ready* My crime was this comment, 
9 class< Jjhich Paul Parker did not hear, 
possiW |*ou're listening to the Demon, the 
air wit* Jetton, the Demon, the Demon, the 
ration .... We just want you to 
addict* jftow that the name of the station is 
and sW J**a Demon .... We would also like 
king, iv^you to know about records set by 
;ht ruj 

the demon recently Most airplays 

for Lynard Skynard's "Sweet Home 
Alabama" and I am currently trying 
to set a record for the most number of 
songs played in a row by bands with 
one name." 

I heard that Paul had fired me 
and after four days he finally agreed 
to see me. Paul told me that I was 
fired for saying, "The Demon, The 
Demon, The Demon! There, I finally 
said it! Are you happy?" Well, Paul 
got two words right, but he fired me 
for something I didn't say (very 

Paul told me that the Demon 
was after a more professional sound, 
hence the new high tech mixing board 
that no one knows how to use. The 
production manager is a newcomer 
to The Demon (a special friend of 
Paul's perhaps). He has made the 
production room off-limits until he 

finishes reading the instruction 
booklet. Very professional. 

He went on to say that my 
statement was not something you 
would hear on a rock show or on 
commercial radio (there are no 
commercials on The Demon anyway). 
David Letterman has made a fortune 
teasing GE; NBC begged him to stay. 
What about the "professional" 
comments we hear on rock shows all 
the time (for example Tim Barr's 
"Lick My Sack Award")? 

I was certainly not trying to 
undermine the station or Paul 
Parker. However, Paul reminded of 
a comment I made TWO YEARS 
AGO after a baseball game he had 
announced, "If you want support 
don't broadcast the games, get the 
students to come watch." In our 
meeting Paul renewed the threat he 
made two years ago — "And I told 

you then that if it happens again, 
professional — is that legal?) 

INTENSE! I tried to get him to 
understand that I was joking, but 
his comment was shut up and leave 
immediately or next semester he 
would not even look at my 

j 993-94 

Applications for editor will be accepted until 
Wednesday, September 22, 1993 at 4:30 p.m. 
Forms may be obtained from 
Dr. Craig Milliman Kyser 31 6K 


Five semesters, four general 
managers and no real problems until 
now. The last general manager, Paul 
Aton, recently told me he did not like 
listening to much alternative music 
but really enjoyed my show and 
thought I was a good DJ. So why 

does Paul Parker have a problem 
with me? 

My guess is that in his attempt 
to homogenize the station, he made 
a professional decision to ax the DJ 
he hates the most. Watch out urban 
jocks and other non-rock DJs, Paul 
is probably not finished. 

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September 14, 1993 

Demons drop second in a row 

Trojans too much for game Northwestern footballers 


Sports Editor 

If wins were given for moral vic- 
tories, Northwestern would be 1-1 
on the season after Saturday nights 
2 1- 14 loss to ninth ranked Troy State. 

The Demon defense kept consen- 
sus All-American quarterback 
Kelvin Simmons in check through- 
out most of the game. Last year, 
Simmons was responsible for five 
scores against Northwestern in a 
38-19 victory at Troy State. 
Simmons, on the night, could only 
account for 136 total yards of offense 
- 89 passing, 47 rushing. 

Northwestern's offense took the 
opening kickoff and marched 78- 
yards in 14 plays to score the first 
touchdown against the Trojans in 
four games. The Demons moved the 
ball on short passes from Brad Laird 
to running back Clarence Matthews 
and flanker Steve Brown. 

On the opening drive, when Laird 
wasn't dumping short passes off, he 
ran the quarterback keeper. 
Clarence Mathews' five yard touch- 
down run around right end ate up 
6:32 of the opening quarter. Trea 
Ward's extra point made it NSU 7 - 
Troy State 0. 

The Trojans, on their first pos- 
session, were unable to move the 
ball and were forced to punt. 
Demetrius Shipman returned Ja- 
son Fernandez' 39-yard punt 18- 
yards to the Northwestern 47. 

At the end of the first quarter, 
Troy State found some life in their 
offense. Maurice Stringer picked up 
a five yard delay of game penalty 
that pushed the Trojan's back to the 
36. Simmons picked up nine on the 
option on left end and hit receiver 
Phil Puccio in the right corner of the 

end zone for the 2 7-yard score. Oliver 
Quass' conversion tied the game at 

Midway through the second quar- 
ter, Northwestern shut down the 
Troy State offense when linebacker 
Steve Redeaux recovered a Daniel 
Griffin fumble at the Demon 31- 
yardline. Coach Sam Goodwin went 
to his Demon bag of tricks on first 
and ten, sending Steve Brown on a 
flanker reverse. Brown zig-zagged 
his way through Trojan defenders 
down the right sideline for 21-yards 
and a fir st down to the Troy State 34 . 

A 15-yard pass interference call 
against Troy State moved the ball to 
the 19. Matthews gained four on a 
swing pass from Laird. Reed then 
gained one yard over left tackle. 
Matthews fought for two tough yards 
down to the Troy State 12 forcing a 
Trea Ward 30-yard field goal at- 

Ward's attempt was blocked by 
cornerback Sam Jones, but a pen- 
alty against the Trojan's for being 
offside gave the Demons a first and 
goal at the seven. Three plays later, 
Sam Jones recovered a fumble at the 
Troy State eight yard line when Laird 
was hit running the option. 

Two plays later, the Demons 
forced tailback Ted Yarborough to 
fumble. Nathan Piatt recovered the 
ball for NSU at the Trojan 17. An 
illegal procedure penalty against 
Northwestern moved the ball back 
to the 37. The Demon offense was 
unable to move the ball and Jason 
Fernandez' 47 yard field goal at- 
tempt sailed wide right. 

The biggest defensive play of the 
first half belonged to Northwestern. 
Simmons moved the Trojans from 
their own 30 to the Demon 36 via the 

On fourth and four Simmons run- 
ning the quarterback draw was 

stopped inches short of the first down 
by Redeaux. 

The half ends when Fernandez' 
second 47 yard field goal attempt of 
the night sails wide left. Both teams 
headed to the dressing room at the 
half tied 7-7. 

On the first offensive series of the 
second half, Simmons engineered a 
five play 80-yard scoring drive. On 
first and ten at the Northwestern 
11, Simmons out-ran several De- 
mon defenders for an eleven yard 
touchdown. Quass' point after gave 
Troy State the first lead of the ball 
game 14-7. 

The Demons did not lay down 
and die. With 8:13 left in the third 
quarter Northwestern took just ten 
seconds to tie the score. Laird pitched 
to Brown on a flanker reverse. Troy 
State's defensive backs bit on the 
reverse. Brown running to his right 
spotted Jared Johnston running 
wide open down the right sideline. 
Brown lofted a perfect strike to 
Johnston covering 45 yards. 
Fernandez' conversion tied the score 
at 14 all. 

After the ensuing kickoff, Troy 
State began the final touchdown 
drive of the game. Beginning at their 
own 33 on first and ten, Simmons 
kept on the option for 12 yards. 
Godwin picked up twelve more to 
the 43. 

Simmons found receiver Orlando 
Parker on two consecutive pass plays 
for 14 and 8 yards moving the ball to 
the Northwestern 21. On second 
and two, Simmons pitches to 
Yarrough for nine yards and a first 
down. Godwin's 12-yard bust up the 
middle finished the scoring with Troy 
State 21 - Northwestern 14. 

In the fourth quarter, Northwest- 
ern had several opportunities to tie 
the ball game. Kevin Calmes recov- 
ered a Trojan fumble at the NSU 34. 

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Demon quaterback Braid Laird looks to throw over heavy Trojan rush. 

A three yard gain by Matthews and 
Reed's 14 yard explosion through 
the middle of the Trojan defense 
gave Northwestern a first and ten at 
Troy State's 49. The Demons gave 

up the ball when Laird's pass was 
intercepted at the 14-yard line by 
Richard Young. 

Midway through the final period 
the Demons moved from their own 

Photo by Judy Fraa 

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JV whips Kilgore 

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Orin Blouin caught touchdown 
passes of 6 1 and 68 yards from Brian 
Andrews Thursday night, sparking 
Northwestem's junior varsity foot- 
ball team to a 26-16 win over Kilgore 
Junior College. 

Blouin's first score, the 58-yarder , 
came in the second quarter and lifted 
the Demons (1-0) to a 19-7 halftime 
lead. The 61-yarder gave North- 
western a 21-21 lead with 10:52 left 
to play. 

Roman Gage added a 5-yard touch- 
down run with 3 :0 1 left to put North- 
western up 26-10. 

Clay Bowlin added field goals of 
23 and 32 yards for the Demons, who 
pi ay again next Saturday at Navarro 
Community College. 

Sid Wilson caught a 60-yard touch- 
down pass for the Rangers (0-2), 
who took an early lead on an 8-yard 
touchdown catch by Michael Henry. 

Kilgore used three quarterbacks, 
with Shawn Stanley coming off the 

NSU girls 
loses to 
GA State 

Georgia State's front line attacked 
at a .282 rate Thursday night, help- 
ing the Lady Panthers edge North- 
western State 3-2 in college volley- 

Heather Bullard's 22 kills helped 
Georgia State win 8-15, 15-11, 13- 
15, 16-14. Tarrance Wilson added 
16 kills and Bettina Schmidt had 15. 

Northwestern, 4-4 got 12 kills and 
1 1 digs from Melissa Chapman, who 
hit at a .310 rate. Kim Jesiolwski 
had one kill and a match-high 18 
digs for the Lady Demons, who don't 
play again until a Tuesday night 
home match against USL. 

The Lady Demons, who hit only 
.204, got 38 assists and four service 
aces from Jeri Dusenberry. North- 
western overcame a five-point defi- 
cit in the final game to know the 
game at 14-14. 

Georgia State rose to 2-1. 

bench to hit 10- or 17 passes for 129 
yards and the long touchdown to 


Stanley was intercepted twice and 
starter Jimmy Roeder once. Roeder 
went 3 of 9 for 23 yards. 

Jimmy Williams ran for 67 yards 
on seven carries to pace the Rang- 
ers, who got 53 yards on 14 runs 
from Ray Fisher. 

Wilson's 83 yards on four recep- 
tions led Kilgore. 

Matt Wieland nailed a 41-yard 
field goal in the third quarter to knot 
the game at 10-10, but Bowlin's 32- 
yarder put the Demons back on top 
and Blouin's 61 yard catch made it a 
20-10 game early in the fourth quar- 

Malcolm LeBlanc blocked a first 
quarter Demon punt to set up 
Kilgore's first touchdown, Henry's 
14-yard pass reception from Roeder. 

LeBlanc also had two kickoff re- 
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September 14,1993 

Simpson to implement 
marketing program 

Dr. Penny Simpson, an assistant 
professor of marketing, in coopera- 
tion with Texas Instruments, will be 
in charge of a new program that will 
give marketing students the oppor- 
tunity to develop a promotion for 
Texas Instruments IEF administra- 
tive program. IEF is a "revolution- 
ary programming process that 
makes producing computer pro- 
grams much more efficient and eco- 

Dr. Simpson submitted a proposal, 
which Texas Instruments accepted, 
describing what she thought her stu- 
dents could accomplish if they were 
given the chance to develop a promo- 
tion. Simpson is very pleased about 
the project. 

"I keep telling my classes that I'm 
excited about the fact that they're 
able to do this. It's a marvelous 
opportunity because they're getting 
to work with a major company in the 
world and, hopefully, they'll come 
up with ideas that they'll get to see 
used in print in a major publica- 

The IEF promotion, which will be 
the term project for Simpson's pro- 
motion class, is also open to any 
other Northwestern student who is 
interested. There will be three dif- 
ferent parts to the promotion that 
will be developed throughout the 
semester, and students can partici- 

pate in as many of the three as they 
would like. 

The first part of the program will 
entail designing a theme and logo 
for the IEF program. The due date 
for this part will be Oct. 1. The next 
stage is developing an advertisement 
that can be printed in "something 
like the Chronicle of Higher Educa- 
tion, and will be due on Nov. 5. The 
reward money for these two catego- 
ries is $200 each. 

The judges will be representatives 
form the Texas Instruments com- 
pany. The final part is the total 
promotional program, with a reward 
of $100. 

There is not a set date as of yet, 
but it is expected to be towards the 
end of the semester when someone 
from Texas Instruments' marketing 
department is free for judging. Dr. 
Simpson notes that students enrolled 
in the promotion class will have 
somewhat of an advantage over other 

They will be discussing IEF all the 
time in class, and she does hope to 
have conference calls with people 
form Texas Instruments and with 
the sales manager from the Chronicle 
of Higher Education. 

Anyone interested in working on 
this project who would like to sit in 
on these meetings can call Dr. 
Simpson for the dates and times of 

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ing material about the IEF on hold 
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The target audience of the pro- 
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Simpson explains, "What we want 
to do is to develop awareness and 
interest, and hopefully sales of the 
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Simpson also notes that there will 
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will be working with a real live com- 
pany and gaining experience. 

This is somethingthat, especially 
if they win, can give them lines on 
their resumes and also give them a 
project to take with them on inter- 
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It appears that Texas Instruments 
is also pleased about the new pro- 

"From what I gather Texas In- 
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too. Depending on how this goes, the 
manager for the academic adminis- 
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SAB announces plans for 1993-94 school year ftrgi 


Staff Writer 

The Student Activities Board, a 
collection of eight committees 
dedicated to ensuring students a 
lively stay at NSU, has planned 
numerous events for the 1993-94 
school year. 

October 4-9 is Homecoming 
Week, and this year's theme is It's 
Not Just a Game! 

Events include the traditional 
treasure hunt, the Homecoming 
Hunnies contest, and the 
Homecoming parade. 

On NovemberlO, you can be a 
star! The SAB will present UR-TV, 

a day of Kareoke-style singing, lip 
syncing, and playing virtual reality 
games. Students will be able to 
make videos of their performances 
and keep them as mementos. 

On December 6, at 7 p.m., the 
SAB will hold a Christmas program 
outside of the student union. There, 
students will gather together to sing 
Christmas carols and celebrate the 

During the month of February, 
the S.A.B. sponsors the Lady of the 
Bracelet beauty pageant, a 
preliminary to the Miss Louisiana 

This year's theme, Magnolia 
Memories, will evoke the aura of the 
antebellum South. 

A concert featuring a well- 

known group is being planned f ( 
sometime in the spring. 

SAB President Dwayne Jon^ 
explained that a small budget an* 
insufficient facilities were to blaoX 
for the Board's inability to bring < 
"big" band on campus last year. 

Besides the monthly special 
events, students can expect the usu^ 
Tuesday night movies and coffej 
house entertainment at The AIW 
Students can also expect other minj 
activities to pop up from time i 

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^lilliman views literature as "ongoing cultural debate 

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license and dealing with 
are all parts of 
Dr. Craig 

This year 
marks the fifth 
year that the 
professor of 
English has 
taught at 
and the third 
year that he 
is served as the adviser to Argus, 
e university's literary magazine. 

He teaches composition, 
sophomore surveys of British and 
American literature, and creative 
writing. He also teaches upper level 
and graduate courses in the 
American novel and African- 
American literature. 

Milliman is very proud of his 
role as the faculty advisor to Argus, 
which has won third place, in the 
Southern Literary Festival two out 
of the last three years. Argus typically 
has several individual winners at 
the Festival. Last year, NSU student 
Paul Pickering and Scholars' College 
graduate Daniela Halliburton won 

Contrary to popular belief, Argus 
is not a Scholars' College publication. 

"I would like to see more 
students involved in Argus," said 
Milliman. "Currently, we need both 
an editor and a staff. Now is good 

"People should feel free to say what 
they think about anything they read 
in Argus. " 

time for students to get involved in 

Interested students can pick up 
an application in Milliman's office 
3 16K in Kyser . An editor needs to be 
a full-time undergraduate student, 
have previously served on Argus one 
semester, have a 2.5 GPAinEnglish, 
have an overall 2.0 GPA and have at 
least 45 credit hours, including six 
hours in English. 

Dr. Milliman would like to see 

more students submit work to Argus. 

"One of our biggest problems is 
getting enough solid, publishable 
material, and all students have an 
equal chance at winning Argus 
contests." Contest winners are 
selected through a blind judging 
procedure in which no names are on 
the submitted works, only social 
security numbers. Faculty judges do 
not know whose work they are 

Milliman said of the recent 
Argus controversy, "Literature is a 
great, ongoing, cultural debate. 
People should feel free to say what 
they think about anything they read 
in Argus. Never has there been this 
much interest in a piece that has 
been publishes in Argus. I just hope 
that this issue of Argus is 
remembered not only for a poem 
that many readers found objectional, 
but also for the very fine student 
writing it contains." 

For three years, Milliman has 
obtained a grant for the Louisiana 
Writing Project for teachers. He has 
also received a Louisiana 
Endowment for the Humanities 
Grant to teach African-American 
literature to teachers who in turn go 
back and teach it in their classrooms . 

He has also published several 
articles in such prestigious critical 

journals as the Henry James Review 
and Studies in Short Fiction . He has 
also just completed a satirical novel 
entitled The Bozo Committee. 

Milliman attended graduate 
school at LSU where he earned a 
Ph.D. in literature and a Master's of 
Fine Arts in fiction writing. 

His hobbies include flying, 
photography, bicycling and 
canoeing. He recently acquired his 
pilot's license. 

He and his wife Linda, who is a 
teacher in the Natchitoches Parish 
School System, have lived in 
Natchitoches four years. They have 
two adopted children, Amy and 

When asked if he likes 
Natchitoches, Milliman said, "Yes, 
it's the prettiest small city in 

Wild Willi brings tattoo to town 

former English teacher says he has never been happier . 


Staff Writer 



If you can think it... we can ink 
t!" Wild Willi Williams Jr., 
atchitoches' new tattoo and body 
ist, says. 
Williams' tattoo studio is located 
it 1915 Texas St., next to Sibley 
ke, where he has been working 
ir six weeks. 

I He has been applying tattoos for 
iver two years, while traveling all 
over the country with his wife, 
laureen, and his two dogs, Jigger 
nd Destiny. 

Williams estimates that he has 

done close to 4,000 designs. 

"I've loved tattoos ever since I can 
remember," says Williams. "About 
four years ago I got my first [tattoo] 
and since then, tattooing is what I 
wanted to do." 

Body art isn't Williams' only 
trade. After receiving a degree in 
English education with a minor in 
art, this former college newspaper 
editor taught high school English for 
four years. 

Soon afterward, Williams 
returned to his hometown near 
Columbus, Ohio where he worked as 
a quality control engineer for Honda 
almost ten years. 

Since leaving Honda, he says he 
is happier than he has ever been. 
"Designing and drawing tattoos is 
what I like to do. It is very self- 
satisfying. Every person I tattoo is 
like a walking piece of canvas with 
one of my paintings on them that 
will last forever." 

Williams told a story of one special 
piece of canvas that he painted a 
while back. "A man came in and 
asked me to give him a tattoo on his 
private parts. 

"I told him I would do it. I said 
The tattoo is gonna be free but I'm 
going to have to charge you a 
handling fee."" 


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Homecoming 1993 

Page 11 

"psfominees for Miss NSU 

Jenifer Berry 

tudent Government Association — Senator-at-Large, Senator 
Jr the Month, Secretary; Sigma Sigma Sigma — Sisterhood 
fanmittee, Intramurals, Convention Delegate, Sophomore of 
JeYear, Junior of the Year, Vice-President,President; Purple 

ickets; Greeks Assisting Greeks; Order of Omega— Trea- 

irer; Gavel Club; Greek Council 

Stacey Billingsley 

Scholars' College — Humanities and Social Thought; Fresh- 
man Connector; Purple Jackets — Vice President; SGA Vice 
President; Freshman Senator; Senator-at-Large; Baptist Stu- 
dent Union; SPAD; Chi Alpha; Student Life Enrichment Com- 
mittee; Louisiana Scholars' College Honor Panel; Resident 

Nominees for Mr. NSU 

Erin Herbst 

Committee on Organizations Spring 1993-present; Dean's List 
Fall 1990-present;Freshman Connector Summer 1993 — Friend- 
liest Award; Greeks Assisting Greeks Fall 1992-present — Peer 
Counselor; Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Fall 1992 -present; 
Northwestern Choral Ensemble Fall 1993; Order of Omega 
Spring 193-present; Panhellenic Fall 1991 — Greek Carnival 
Spring 1993, Junior Delegate 1991-1992, Rush Chairman 
1993 ,Senior Delegate 1992-1993, Social Service Chairman 1992- 
1993, Vice President 1992-1993; Phi Mu Fraternity Fall 1990- 
present, Chapter Development Chairman Spring 1993, Ideal 
Phi Mu Award 1992-1993, Intramural Co-Chairman 1991- 
1992, Leisure Activities Ambassador Fall 1991, ; President's 
List Spring 1993; Purple Jackets Fall 1992-present— Secretary 
1993-1994; Student Activities Board Spring 1992 -present- 
Committee Chairman of the Month Award Spring 1993, Lady 
of the Bracelet Chairman 1992-1993, NACA Delegate Fall 

1991, Representative-at-Large 1991-1992, Chairman Spring 

1992, Secretary/Treasurer 1993-1994 

Tracie Najolia 

Scholars' College — Scientific Inquiry.Scholars' Day Panelist 

1991- 1993, Student Mentor Program 1993; Phi Mu Frater 
nity— Phi Class President Fall 1990, Junior Panhellenic Fall 
1990, Scholarship Chairwoman 1991-1992,Ritual Chairwoman 

1992- 1993, Social Committee Co-Chairwoman 1993-1994; Stu- 
dent Activities Board — Representative-at-Large Spring 1991, 
Representative-at-Large Chairperson Fall 1991, First NSU 
Star Search Program, Parliamentarian 1992-1993, NACA Del- 
egate 1991; Purple Jackets— President 1993-1994, Public Re- 
lations and Advertising Chairperson 1992-1993; Order of Omega 

1993- 1993; Resident Assistant Vamado Hall 1992-1993; Se- 
nior Resident Assistant Vamado Hall 1993-1994; Phi Kappa 
Phi National Honor Society 1993-1994; Rho Chi Fall 1993; 
Committee on Organizations Fall 199 1, 1992-1993; Committee 
on Student Disciplinary Appeals Spring 1993; Blue Key Sweet- 
heart 1993-1994; Homecoming Court 1991, 1993 

H. Blair Dickens 

Major Business Administration; Student Government 
Association — Supreme Court Justice Spring 1991, Senator-at- 
Large Spring 1991-1993, President Present; University 
Committees— Traffic and Parking Committee Fall 1992 - 
Present, Disciplinary Committee Spring 1993 - Present, 21st 
Century Student Life Committee Fall 1992; NSU Yell Leader 
Fall 1990 - Spring 1991, Blue Key Spring 1992 - Present 
SPADAFall 1992 - Spring 1993; BSUFall 1990 - Spring 1991— 
Freshman Council; Native American Student Association — 
Treasurer Fall 1992 - Present, Internaitonal Soccer Club Fall 
1992 - Present; Potpouri Staff Fall 1992 - Present— Section 
Editor; Black Student Association Fall 1990 - Present; NAACP 
Fall 1992 - Present; Lead R A - Rapides Hall Fall 1991 - Spring 
1992; Theta Chi Fraternity Spring 1993 -Present-Second Guard; 
Boy Scouts of America — Eagle Scout, Section President of NW 
Louisiana, NE Texas, and Southern Arkansas 1990 -1991, 
Regional President of South Central States 1991, National 
Vice President 1992 

Daniel Duplechein 

Major Nursing; Kappa Alpha Order — Recording Secretary, 
Prudential Committee, Quiz Bowl Team; Student Activities 
Board, Representative-at-Large, Concert Committee; Blue Key; 
Orderof Omega; Phi Eta Sigma— Treasurer; Resident Assistant 
Rapides Hall 1991; Lead Resident Assistant Rapides Hall 
1992; House Director Caspari Hall 1992 - 1993 

David Rose 

Scholars' College - Scientific Inquiry; Baptist Student Union — 
President 1993 - 1994, Discipleship Chairman 1992 - 1993, 
Mission Fundraising Chairman 1991 - 1992, "Inner Peace" 
singing ensemble 1991 -1992; Circle K— Secretary 1991 - 1992, 
1992 - 1993; Blue Key— Secretary 1992 - 1993, 1993 - 1994; 
SPADA; Louisiana Scholars' College Academic Council 1992 - 
1993; Boozman Dorm Council 1991; Freshman Connector 
1993; Phi Kappa Phi: Phi Eta Sigma; Alpha Mu Gamma; 
Presidential Academic Award 1990- 1991;Louisiana Scholars' 
College Academic Award 1990 - 1991; NSU Fresman Chemistry 
Award 1991 - 1992; Summer Missionary in Barcelona, Spain; 
Dean Bosarge Award, Outstanding first-year Blue Key member 
1992 - 1993; Purple Jacket Beau 1992 - 1993 

Candidates for Freshman Senator 

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Mathew Dawson 

The >est reason I think you should vote for me for 
| ^hman class senator is that I will listen. I will listen 
J'our complaints, ideas and needs. Your opinions are 

Opinions. On Thursday vote for Mathew Dawson for 

^hrnan Class Senator. 

Heather Harris 

My name is Heather Harris. I am looking forward to 
representing the best freshman class ever of an excel- 
lent school. I have represented various organizations in 
the past and have always been involved. I feel I have the 
type of experience that would greatly benefit the fresh- 
men class. I have an open mind and am constantly on 
the lookout for new ideas. I will listen to each student 
and represent each individual to the best of my ability. 
You need to vote Heather Harris as Freshman Senator. 

Pam Nimmo 

Hello, my name is Pam Nimmo. I am running for the 
position as a Freshman Class Senator. I have held many 
leadership positions such as: Freshman Class Presi- 
dent, Sophomore Class Vice President, Junior Class 
President.Senior Class President, Beta President, FBLA 
Vice President, FHA Point's Secretary, 4-H Reporter, 
FFA Treasurer, FFA Secretary, D.A.R.E-. Peer Leader, 
Project Celebration, public speaking and parliamen- 
tary procedure. I feel that I can lead the freshmen class 
to brighter horizons with my unique leadership abilities 
and my outstanding personality. Please, elect me, Pam 
Nimmo, in the upcoming elections as your Freshman 
Class Senator. 

Brooke Smith 

My name is Brooke Smith and I am running for the 
position of Freshman Senator. I am seeking this posi- 
tion because I have an interest in student government, 
and I enjoy working with people. I have had the 
experience working in student government and I have 
been an office holder in several student organizations. I 
would like the opportunity to represent the Freshman 
class in the senate. I would appreciate your vote. 

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September 14, 199^ 

Campus Quotes: Should Kyser Hall be smoke free? 

Signs posted in Kyser Hall declare the building smoke free; however, questions have been raised as to the authority behind the posting. 


Cathy Wilson 


"Yes. If they need to 
smoke, they can go outside 
or in a designated area 
where they won't bother 
anyone else." 

Darron Clark 


"Yeah. To make it fair for 
everyone, they should have 
designated areas for smok- 
ers. But, all in all, second 
hand smoke fills the halls." 

Brian Baiamonte 


"Not the entire building, 
but some designated sec- 

Katrina Williams 


"I feel Kyser should be 
smoke free because the 
designated areas that they 
do have are all congested 
and hard to breathe in." 

Mark Hill 


"I have no feelings one way 
or the other." 





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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Student Group 

The Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Student 
Group will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in 
room 315 in the Student Union. 

Student Government Association 

The Student Government Association is 
now accepting applications for the Student 
Supreme Court. Supreme Court duties in- 
clude hearing cases involving controversies 
dealing with students and interpreting the 
constitutions of chartered organizations if 
any questions arise. 

Students interested in holding a position 
on the Student Supreme Court should pre- 
pare a short biography and explain why 
they would like to hold this position. 

Student Activities Board 

The Public Relations and Advertising 
Committee will meet every Thursday at 5 
p.m. in room 214. 

The Lagniappe Committee will meet at 7 
p.m. on Monday in room 214 in the Student 

This week's movie, "Scent of a Woman," 
will be played tonight at 7 p.m. in The Alley. 
Admission is free with an ID. 

Students for Choice 

Students for Choice will meet at 6:30 
p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14 in room 316 of the 
Student Union. 

Non-traditional Students organization 

Join NTSO for fun, prizes and mutual 
support. Meetings will be held each Tuesday 
at 8:30 a.m. and each Wednesday at noon in 
room 221 of the Student Union. 

Rowing Team 

The NSU Rowing Team wants to help 
you save money this year with the Crew 


The Crew Card costs only $6 per year and 
offers discounts at several area merchants 
including The Press Box, Le Rendezvous 
and Natchitoches Health and Raquet Club. 

The Crew Card may be purchased in the 
Student Union Lobby and At Iberville 
through Sept. 17 between 11a.m. and 2 p.m. 

Students interested in joining the rowing 
team should contact Calvin Cupp at 357- 

Zeta Phi Beta 

Zeta Phi Beta is having Showtime at the 
Apollo Thursday, September 15 in The Al- 
ley. Tickets are on sale for $ 1 in Iberville and 
the Student Union. 

Fall Rush takes place Sept. 22. Dress is 

Kappa Alpha 

Jungle Party is this Friday at the Jaycee 

Hall at 9 p.m. Dues must be current to 
attend. All ladies are encouraged to attend 
and to dress up. 

Everyone needs to go out and support our 
team as they attempt to win their fifth 
straight Greek championship and second 
straight all campus championship. Council 
of Honor will be starting soon, all members 

interested need to contact Derek. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

We will be having a scrimage against 
Sigma Kappa. The shipmate party is on 
Wednesday at 8 : 15 p.m. All you fish get your 
bathingsuit ready for the swim meet at 3: 15 
p.m. Thursday. Don't forget to make your 
study hall hours. 

Natchitoches Audubon Society 

The Natchitoches Audobon Society will 
present Partners in Flight, the National 

Audobon Society's new slide show on bip 
migration at its first fall meeting 7:30 p.i 
Friday, on the second floor of Kyser Hall. 

Dr. Charlie Viers, Northwestern Stats "Phas< 
University ornithologist will be the masteikemberv 
of ceremonies and describe the bird migrajilli amsori 
tions which will be passing through th»ulty/stal 
Natchitoches area this fall. filliamsoi 
Students and everyone concerned witplitate t 
the environment and the wonders of thfes in the 
annual bird migrations are invited. J Boutte 

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Purple Jackets 

Anyone who did not make it to the A 
gust 30 meeting needs to turn in a writl 
excuse to Erin. 

You also need to call her at 4253 to gi' 
her your name and phone number for 
phone list. Any members who have not pi 
their dues need to do so by the next meetii 
They can be paid to Erin or Tracie. Traciij" 
can be reached at 6875. ni , • 









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btember 21, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Volume 82, Number 7 

Future uncertain for campus beautif ication 

lecently transplanted trees struggle for survival 


Kyser Hall parking lot then... 



Editorial Staff 

Although phase one of the 
Jppus beautification project has 
needed as planned thus far, its 
e continues to be uncertain. 
According to Director of Housing 
old Boutte, the completion of the 
iject, which includes additional 

handicapped students benefit from 
the new arrangement, as the parallel 
parking spaces nearest the building 
are exclusively for handicapped 

The trees planted in the lot were 
Northwestern's own, transplanted 

Jerry Smith, who was in charge of 
transplanting the trees. 

According to Smith, when that 
tree was dug, they discovered a 
water line had grown through the 
roots and the tree had to be shaken 
loose. Smith does not expect the 

~~)jewalks and landscaping depends 

w on birihow hard the state legislature's 
7:30 p.mjdgetary ax will fall on state 
ier Hall. leges and universities, 
ern Stata "Phase one" began last 
le masteiceraber with a new lot built behind 
rd mignJlliamson Hall. In January, the 
•ough thfulty/staff lot between Kyser and 
tlliamson Halls was closed to 
rned witlfclitate this month's planting of 
;rs of thies in the area. 

:e Students can feel free to 
walk... without worrying 
about cars backing up" 

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I Boutte said the changes do more 
Mil beautify the campus. 
' There was a traffic concern," 
tte said. "Students can feel free 
walk between classes in the area 
out worrying about cars backing 

Boutte also said the 

from other areas of the campus by 
Gary Miller Tree Service, based in 
Alexandria, for a fee of $800. 

Most of the trees were oaks, 
however, cypress and pine were also 
included. Several of the trees are 
showing signs of stress from the 
move. Some have already begun to 
die despite extensive care taking by 
grounds staff. 

Only one of the trees 
transplanted to Kyser parking lot is 
showing signs of stress according to 

tree to live, but said it has a chance 
if it loses its leaves and is kept well 
watered. Smith also said the trees 
have not thrived in their current 
environments because they were 
moved during the wrong season. 

"August is not a good time of 
year for transplanting," Smith said. 
However, the administration 
wanted the trees moved 
immediately, according to him. 

Ideally, trees are best moved 
during the winter when they are 

dormant and bare of leaves. He also 
said the recent draught contributed 
further to the trees' difficulty. 

Smith said the recent drought 
has hurt both the transplanted trees 
and othertreeson campus. However, 
he also said the drought created a 
dormant-like state which may have 
helped the transplanted trees. 

Presuming the oaks survive or 
are replaced by others, another 
problem may arise from the current 
phase of the project. The root system 
of oaks are larger and closer to the 
surface than most tree types. This 
will more than likely cause problems 
with pavement cracking in the future. 

Smith said such problems 
probably will not occur for another 
50 years. 

Many students feel the 
beautification project has served to 
do the opposite of its planned purpose 
— to better serve the students. 
However, SGA President Blair 
Dickens says they should wait until 
the project is complete before passing 
any judgment. 

With a projected completion date 
of 1995, some are wondering if it is 
worth it. 

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Sections result in ties for titles of Mr. and Miss NSU 

"We don't pick the Homecoming 
Court... The students have the 
voice, the vote to do that." 

Student Union and Iberville 
Cafeteria last Wednesday and 
Thursday for freshman class 
senators, the 1993 Homecoming 
Court and Mr. and Miss NSU. 

Jennifer Berry will reign as 
Homecoming Queen. The court will 
consist of Christie Despino, Erin 
Jessie, Leah Lindsey, Melissa 
Mabou, Elizabeth Mowad, Tracie 
Najolia, Mona Ross, Mikelyn Smith, 
and Susanna Smith. 

The elections for both Mr. NSU 
and Miss NSU ended in ties. SGA 
President Blair Dickens and Baptist 
The Student Government Student Union President David Rose 
ociation held elections in the are vying for the position of Mr. 


"It's definitely an honor to be in 
the run-offs, and I thank the 
students who voted for me, and I 
ask for their votes again," Dickens 

The title of Miss NSU is tied 
between Homecoming Queen 
Jennifer Berry and Erin Herbst, 
who is a active in Phi Mu and 
Student Activities Board. 

The run-off elections for the two 
positions will be this Thursday in 
the Student Union, and Budd hopes 
that there will be a larger turnout of 
voters this time. 

Pam Nimmo and Brooke Smith 

will serve as the new freshmen class 
senators. "I feel honored," Smith said. 
"It's great that the freshman class 
felt that I was the best candidate." 

"I think it went quite well," Jay 
Budd, vice president of the SGA, 
said. However, he added, "The apathy 
on this campus is more rampant than 
I thought. It seems like the students 
don't think they have a reason to get 
involved. It's their duty to vote." 

Dickens also expressed his 
feelings about the election. "I want 
to encourage students to vote," he 
said. "I'm disappointed with the 
voting. Only 793 students out of over 
6500 on campus voted." 

Dickens also responded to a 
message left on the SGA answering 
machine which said, that said "You 
picked a sorry Homecoming Court." 

"We don't pick the Homecoming 
Court, the students do," he said. "The 
students have the voice, the vote to 
do that." 

Students could contest the 
results until one day after the 
elections. This year's election went 

still plagues college campuses 

1^ major problem on university 
apuses is date rape. According 
{Elizabeth Hughes, director of 
iseling services, "Date rape 
Ittrs when one partner forces 
pther partner to have sexual 
rations against that second 
tner's will, and it occurs when 
e y have mutually agreed to be 
-Jf ?ether, as in a date, or party." 
Recording to the Journal of Col- 
& Student Development, only 
ty to fifty percent of all rapes 
! reported to the police, and ac- 
r ding to Hughes, at least half of 
*se that are reported are date 

*0nly five percent [of women] 
report date rape to a counsel- 
's center actually report it to the 
«ce, and of course a counseling 
ffter is bound by an oath of con- 
entiality not to notify anyone of 
■occurrence," Hughes said, 
ly would a victim allow this to 
even if the victim was not 
ling to participate? Hughes ex- 


plains, "Some of it is social teaching, 
social expectations. Many men and 
women were raised to believe that a 
woman owes a man sex if he takes 
her out or spends money on her. 

"Many men and women both be- 
lieve that once a male in a relation- 
ship provides security and financial 
support, that a woman in turn owes 
him sex. I think that [both sexes] 
participate in sexual behavior be- 
cause they want to be respected or 

of death, fear of embarrassment or 

High risk groups on campus in- 
clude college freshmen. "[College 
freshmen] are uncertain about 
what is expected of them," Hughes 
said. "Most are not well trained in 
assertiveness skills, and so they 
are afraid they will be rejected for 
saying 'no' because they do not know 
how to say it in an assertive way 

Many men and women were raised 
to believe that a woman owes a man 
sex if he takes her out and spends 
money on her 

admired by their peers. They may 
have some belief somewhere that 
says that if they have sex it'll make 
them happy, they will feel better." 

Along with these psychological 
teachings, the primary reason vic- 
tims give is fear. Fear may take on 
a variety of forms, fear of rejection, 
fear of physical or verbal abuse, fear 

without being aggressive." 

Incidences of date rape are, sur- 
prisingly, more common among 
friends than strangers. 

"A person is far more likely to be 
assaulted by someone you know 
than a stranger, including a date," 
Hughes said. 

Since date rape is more common 

among acquaintances, Hughes 
noted ways it may be avoided. 

"Clarifying social expectations, 
eradicating sexual stereotypes, both 
sexes learning assertiveness skills, 
improving self-esteem." 

Other ways to avoid a confronta- 
tion include abolishing fear of rejec- 
tion, improving communication 
skills, and avoidance of drug and 
alcohol abuse. 

The role of alcohol and drug abuse 
in a situation like this is critical. 
"Drug and alcohol abuse lowers our 
inhibitions, and it inhibits our 
assertiveness skills, and interferes 
with our ability to make wise deci- 
sions," Hughes said. "Apersontends 
to engage in risky behavior when 
using drugs and alcohol." 

With this in mind, even if the 
victim is under the influence of drugs 
or alcohol, it is up to the second 
partner to maintain responsibility 
and control in these situations. 

It is up to them to say "no" or to 
"stop" through any form of commu- 
nication in order for the other part- 
ner to understand that they do not 
wish to participate in these activi- 

Kyser Hall parking lot now... 

Enrollment reaches 
another record high 

Enrollment at Northwestern 
has reached another record high this 
fall. Registrar Hugh Durham said 
the official registration count for the 
fall is 8,552. 

The University's student 
population hit an all-time high for 
the seventh time in the last eight 
semesters. The fall enrollment of 
8,552 is an increase of 1.7 percent 
over last fall's enrollment of 8,412. 

this is the first time 
Northwestern's enrollment has 
exceeded 8,500. The university has 
achieved enrollment milestones the 
last four years. Enrollment went 
over 8,000 for r the first time last 
fall. Northwestern's enrollment 
surpassed 7,500 for the first time in 
the fall of 1991 and first went over 
the 7,000 markin the spring of 1990. 

The upward trend in enrollment 
has continues since 1986 when Dr. 
Robert A. Alost became 
Northwestern's president. 
Enrollment has increased by 62.2 
percent from 5,272 to 8,552 during 
that period for an increase of 3,280. 

A substansive increase in 
enrollment at the Natchitoches offset 
enrollment declines at other sites. 

The number of full-time 
students increased by 5.3 percent 
from 5,661 to 5,961. Enrollment on 
the Natchitoches campus grew by 
8.5 percent to 5,709 from last year's 
total of 5,262. 

Alost said this fall's new 
enrollment record "reflects a campus 
atmosphere this is attractive both to 
current students and to prospective 
students. Challenging academic 
programs and enjoyable student 
activities have provided the 

foundation for the university's 
dramatic enrollment growth in 
recent years." 

The Northwestern president 
credited the faculty, staff and student 
body "for creating the kind of climate 
that offers young people 
opportunities for academic 
enrichment and rewarding personal 
experiences that make university 
life meaningful and worthwhile." 

He said the increases this fall 
on the Natchitoches -campus and 
among full-time students "are 
particularly gratifying because our 
marketing and recruitment efforts 
have been directed primarily 
towards increasing the number of 
traditional, full-time college students 
on the mancampus in Natchitoches." 

The total number of 
undergraduates increased by 1.5 
percent from 7,597 to 7,711. 
Graduate enrollment rose to 841 
from 764, an increase of 10.1 percent. 

Freshman enrollment dipped 
from 3,538 to 3, 486, but the number 
of sophomores increased from 1,449 
to 1,566. Junior enrollment dropped 
from 1,156 to 1,146 and senior 
enrollment increased from 1,454 to 

Enrollment on the Shreveport 
campus — comprised primarily of 
nursing students — is down slightly 
from 1,570 to 1,522. Enrollment on 
the Fort Polk campus dropped from 
919 to 848. Enrollment on the 
Alexandria campus declined from 
357 to 180. 

The number of students at other 
North and Central Louisiana sites 
where Northwestern offers courses 
decreased from 304 to 293. 

1993 Potpourri wins acclaim 


News Editor 

The American Scholastic Press 
Association presented two awards, 
first place with special merit and 
outstanding cover, to Northwestern's 
Potpourri yearbook last year. How- 
ever, this year's Potpourri editor, 
Larrion Hillman, is not intimidated 
by last year's book. 

In fact, Hillman and his staff are 
much more concerned with the in- 
tegrity of the Potpourri than win- 
ning awards. According to Hillman, 
1 ast y ear 's ye arbook judgesuggested 
they stop printing by-lines with year- 
book articles. Hillman said although 
printing the writers' names with the 
stories may keep Potpourri from 
winning more awards, the staff opted 
to recognize the writers. 

"I don't feel pressured to live up to 
last year's book because we're plan- 
ning to take this year's book in a 
whole new direction," Hillman said. 
"ItH have a whole new look." 

Hillman plans to give this year's 
book a "more traditional" look by 
using smaller, more numerous pic- 
tures rather than one large picture 
with each story. The theme of the 
book will focus on people, according 

to Hillman. 

Last year's Potpourri editor, Jeff 
Breaux, agrees taking a new ap- 
proach would be good for the year- 

Breaux, who graduated from 
Northwestern last May with a de- 
gree in advertising design, is now 
working towards a masters degree 
in media arts at the University of 
South Carolina where he also as- 
sists with the yearbook. 

Breaux also suggests this year's 
Potpourri staff make use of the equi p- 
ment available at NSU. Northwest- 
ern is way ahead of its time in its use 
of computers for yearbook writing 
and preparation, according to 

Breaux feels the qualities which 
made last year's Potpourri a winner 
were its magazine look and the use 
of spot color. He also said the book 
was easy to read and look at thanks 
to lots of white space and breathing 

Although pleased with winning 
the awards, Breaux still saw room 
for improvement. "I'm very amazed," 
he said. "I thought the book was 
good but after the book came out I 
saw many things we could have 
changed about it." 

Page 2 

Minutes for Northwestern Student Government Association meeting September 13, 1993 

The meeting was called to order 
by Vice President Jay Budd at 7:10 
p.m. Sept. 13, 1993. The Pledge of 
Allegiance was led by Mark 
Alexander followed by the prayer, 
given by Clay Gardner. Laurie Coco 
called roll at 7 :20 p.m. Prior minutes 
were motioned to be accepted and 
thus passed. 

Jay Budd opened up for the officer's 
report. The floor was turned over to 
Mr. Fulton. Mr. Fulton encouraged 
the SGA to accomplish as much as 
we could this semester. He spoke 
about establishing a liaison to work 
between Faculty/Staff and the stu- 

Clay Gardener presented the 
treasurer's report. Clay reported that 
the office supplies were purchased 
and that a prior meeting took place 
to discuss the budget for the Soccer 
Team and the resolution for allot- 
ting funds for the Homecoming 
events was presented. 

Jay Budd distributed the poll 
worker's sheet to fill in the extra 
hours not already assigned. Jay also 
reminded everyone of the poll work- 
ers' meeting following adjournment 
and of the upcoming Election Board 
meeting Sept. 16, 1993. Voting ma- 
chines were obtained for the elec- 
tion. The machines will be used for 
all election ballots except Freshman 

Jay reminded everyone of the up- 
coming Homecoming events and 
encouraged everyone to participate 
for SGA in a contest. 

He also reminded everyone of the 
required office hours and penalties 
for not fulfilling the duties of a sena- 
tor. He also stated signs need to be 
made for the election and IDs need 
to be presented upon voting, no ex- 

Blair presented the president's 

report. He welcomed the new sena- 
tors: sophomore, William Allen 
Eubanks; juniors, Jacinda Averitt 
and Angela Hennigan; senior, 
Lauren Landry; and graduate, 
Madelyn Boudreaux. 

An in-service workshop will be 
held Sept. 26, 1993, from 1 to 5 p.m. 
in the President's Room. It will con- 
tinue Sept. 27, 1993, from 6 to 8 
p.m., where Jerry Doty will speak to 
us on the demographics of Louisi- 

The normally scheduled SGA 
meeting will take place afterwards. 
The regularly scheduled SGA meet- 
ing of Sept. 20, 1993, will be held at 
Dr. Alost's house at 7 p.m. 

Blair reminded everyone to en~ 
courage students to sign up for a 
committee. He also reminded every 
senator about being on a committee. 
Blair explained the importance of 
visibility for the SGA and about par- 
ticipating in a lip sync contest dur- 
ing Homecoming. 

Nominees for Who's Who needed 
to be considered; approval for 
$250.00 for the Christmas float was 
discussed and also discussion on al- 
lotting $500.00 for food for Career 
Week and allotting $364.99 for print- 
ing costs for World Food Day took 

Jay called for committee reports. 
Emmy DaCosta-Gomez discussed 
names of the Big Event that were 
submitted by various senators. She 
suggested to keep the name "Big 
Event" after checking with Texas 
A&M for trademarks and permis- 
sion. She distributed a time line for 
the Big Event. 

Brad Thibodeaux presented the 
Traffic, Safety and Security Report. 
He discussed the problem with resi- 
dents parking at the P.E. Majors 
Building and the TEC . He suggested 

that the parking lots located in these 
two departments be reverted back 
to just student parking. Also, he 
discussed the recent incident of six 
cars being broken into in the Bossier 
parking lot. Students are now con- 
cerned and are wanting to know 
what we can do. 

Mark Alexander proposed that we 
allocate $10.00 to join a Nationwide 
Awareness group. Emmy reminded 
her committee that they would meet 
after the SGA poll workers' meeting. 

Jay Budd opened up for new busi- 
ness. Emmy made a motion to add to 
the By-laws Section 6.3.1 concern- 
ing office hours. Lisa Simms sec- 
onded the motion. Discussion took 
place ind a vote by raising of the 
hands failed the motion. 

Announcements were called by 
Jay Budd, and discussions took place 
on Emmy's motion. Blair made sev- 
eral comments on the importance of 
SGA and its reputation. 

Derek made a motion to add to the 
by-laws Section 4.3.1 concerning of- 
fice hours and evaluation of unsatis- 
factory performance. Lisa seconded 
the motion. Much discussion took 
place and the motion passed with 
one opposition. 

Emmy made a motion to allocate 
$3,000.00 for the convention in St. 
Louis. Lisa seconded the motion. 
Discussion included a breakdown of 
the expenses making up the allo- 
cated amount. John made a motion 
to table the motion. His motion failed 
with one abstention. Emmy's mo- 
tion passed. 

Angela made a motion concerning 
Bill 9327 to allot up to $1,650.00 for 
purchase of Spirit Shakers (2,500 
each). Discussion took place about 
the distribution of such a large 
amount of shakers. The motion 
passed with one abstention. 

IHSA appeals to horse lovers 


Staff Writer 

The Intercollegiate Horse Show 
Association, headed by equine 
specialist, Rebecca Gill, is an 
organization for students who enjoy 
the experience of riding horses. 

According to Gill, anyone can 
participate in this organization. 
This is for anyone who is interested 
in horses," Gill said. "You don't have 
to have had any direct involovement 
with horses. If you are interested 
and want to get involved in this 
organization, all you have to do is 
join a riding class. It's great because 
riding doesn't have to be your major 
or something you're going to choose 

as a career. 

Gill also spoke of the different 
activities that one may become 
involved in while being a part of the 
IHSA. One can compete on several 
teams. The horse judgingteam, horse 
show team, and the rodeo team are 
three of the teams that compete 

The horse judging team will 
compete in nationals at Ohio and 
Oklahoma during this semester. The 
horse show and rodeo teams must 
complete regional competition before 
moving on to nationals. 

Any rider, from the beginner to 
the veteran can, compete in one of 
the four levels of competitions. 

When the student arrives at a 
competition, he is given a horse and 

a copy of that horse's background. 
The studentis then given the 
opportunity to show the horse. The 
person is then judged on the way he 
rides the horse and how well he 
communicates with the horse. 

As a participant in this club, the 
only "gear" a studentneed is the 
clothing required for the two styles. 
The two types of clothing are English 
dress and Western wear. With 
English dress, students are required 
to wear riding pants and a tweed 
jacket. The Western wear requires 
jeans, Western shirts, hats and boots. 
The IHSA will assist students with 
the buying of the clothing since they 
can buy it wholesale at a much 
cheaper cost than through a regular 
clothing store. 



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the Soccer Team. Peter seconded the 
motion. Discussion took place about 
the prior sports meeting and the 
motion thus passed with two opposi- 
tions and three abstentions. 

Angela Hennigan made a motion 
for allotting up to $250.00 to the 
Christmas float. Lisa seconded the 
motion. The motion passed. 

Emmy made a motion to allot up 
to $250.00 for food for Career Week. 
Lisa seconded the motion. The mo- 
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Angela Hennigan made a motion 
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Lisa seconded the motion. Discus- 
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the bill was made. The motion did 
not pass. Susanna made a motion to 
table the bill, the motion passed with 
six oppositions and two abstentions. 

Mark made a motion that $10.00 
be allotted to become a member of a 
Nationwide Awareness Group. 

Nominees were made for Who's 
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Blair, and the nominations were 

No special reports were given. 

Announcements were called. John 
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Kyser Hall. Blair requested that any 
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him. In-service dates and the meet- 
ing at Dr. Alost's house were re- 

Blair presented the swearing in of 
the new senators. 

Jay adjourned the meeting of Sept. 
13, 1993, at 8:25 p.m. 

Blair discussed committee chair 
meetings and Jay reminded every- 
one that future SGA meetings need 
to follow parliamentary procedures. 

Blair adjourned the meeting of 
Sept. 6, 1993, at 8:14 p.m. 

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etting well. 

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According to a recent article in the 
"Journal of the American Medical 
Association," from 3-11% of all hospi- 
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reactions-many apparently caused by 
people mixing medications that 
should not be mixed. 

Would an educated person do some- 
thing like that? 


An educated person 
would know that while 
some medications are 
safe taken together. 




some are not. 

An educated person would also know 
that unless he knew the difference 
between monamine oxidase inhibitors 
and clomipramine, he'd better ask 
someone who did. 

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Theater department on track to become "best in the South 


"The Crucible" the latest performance in the process of program development 


Staff Writer 

Fatigued, more dead than alive, 

ready to drop, and dead tired are a 

few terms that describe the actors in 

the NSU theater department's 

upcoming "The Crucible." 

This drained condition can be 

attributed to short preparation time, 

relentless rehearsals and a 

demanding play. 

The Crucible is a very difficult 
1 play. In many ways, it is the most 
| difficult play that we have done here. 
.It is extremely demanding on the 

actors," Dr. Jack Wann, artistic 
) director of theater, said. 

Arthur Miller's play, "The 

Crucible," will be the opening piece 
I for the theater department, and will 
I be performed Oct. 2-10. The second 

show will be "She Stoops to Conquer." 
I It is a restoration period comedy, 
I and will be directed by "brilliant, 

young acting teacher" Terry Byars. 

The dance department, led by 
I Ed Brazo, is working on a dance 
' event that will consist of Broadway 

dance segments, which will take 
. place in late November and early 
I December. After the Christmas 
| break, the theater department will 

be busy preparing itself for the 
I modern comedy, "The Foreigner." 

Wann grew up in Indiana, and 
attended school at Indiana 
University and the University of 
Louisville. He received his doctorate 
in theater from LSU. His 
undergraduate and master degrees 
were in literature and humanities. 
"My theater has pretty much been 

"I particularly like to build in places 

where theater seems unlikely - in 

smaller towns or remote areas" 

Dr. Jack Wann 
Artistic Director, NSU Theatre 

After that, in collaboration with the 
music department, they will perform 
two one-act operas. 

As artistic director, Wann is 
very involved in the theater 
department. Wann's favorite 
activity is to build theater programs. 

"I particularly like to build in 
places where 
theater seems 
unlikely — in 
the smaller 
towns or 
remote areas. 
There are 
more theaters 
in the east 
and west per 
capita than in 
the south," 
stated Wann. 
He feels that 
the building 

process is the most exciting time in 
the life of a theater department. 

Wann's goal when he first 
visited NSU four summers ago was 
"to build the best undergraduate 
theater program in the south, in five 
years." He feels that the theater 
department is on that track. Each 
show that he has done at NSU has 
been done for a specific purpose in 
developing the NSU theater 

my practical. My education is much 
more theoretical. Even my Ph.D. is 
in theater literature, history, and 
theory. My experience in directing 
and acting has been doing it over the 

His professional training began 
at Actor's Theater in Louisville, 
where he received his equity card. 
Before joining the NSU faculty, he 
worked at various regional theaters 
and was a professor with tenure at 

North Kentucky University, a 
metropolitan university quite 
different from the charm of 

His work has always been a 
combination of teaching and acting 
at the same time. "I have always 
been a university teacher who at 
times, as I put it, 
— ran off and joined 

the circus." 
When asked about 
his hobbies, Wann 
said, "Hobbies are 
something that I 
am struggling with 
right now. I've got 
to refocus on 
because I am so 
much theater so 
much ofthe time. I 
dedicated myself 
when I came here to do everything 
in the trenches for the first few year s , 
and to be sure everything goes right." 

Wann said that he has spent 
more time at the Creative Arts 
building than he has at his own 
home. When he does find time away 
from NSU, he enjoys playing tennis, 
and his passion is reading. 

He was also a successful 
swimming coach, successful enough 
that it almost took him out of theater . 

He had several All American 
swimmers, and his greatest 
accomplishment as a swim coach 
was to have a girl win the Pan 
American Games in Brazil. 

Wann has received a number of 
awards and was nominated for 
outstanding professor at his previous 
school. He won the Corbett Award, 

which is an arts award, in Cincinnati, 
Ohio. He has also been in charge of 
groups to Russia and China, the 
latter for which he received a GE 

However, he is most excited 
about what he is doing now: building 
the best theater department in the 

Brent oversees continuing 
growth in Creative and 
Performing Arts 


Staff Writer 

Spanish students like Natchitoches, "love Spain" 

1 Cecchini, Barredo find considerable differences in American, Spanish cultures 


Staff Writer 

"I love Natchitoches, it's the 
.perfect place to study," Leonardo 
JCecchini, 19, a Spanish student at 
I Northwestern says. 
1 Cecchini has lived in Louisiana 

for four years now and is currently a 
I sophomore majoring in journalism, 
j His mother was born in Alexandria 

and four year ago Leonardo, along 
' with his mother , two sisters and 
| one of his two brothers, moved to 
. Louisiana permanently. His other 
' bother, Christian, 23, joined them 
| this summer and is now also a 

Northwestern student. 

The Cecchini family lived in a 
I small palace in Oviedo — a big city 
, in the province of Austulizs, North 

Spain. Spanish was their first 
I language so they had to learn the 
| English language before coming to 
• the United States. However, this 

was just one ofthe many adjustments 
that Leonardo and his brothers and 
sisters had to make. 

Coming from a relatively small 
European country to the United 
States was certainly a culture shock 

agrees. "My first impression of 
Natchitoches was that everyone here 
looks happy." Barredo arrived here 
earlier this semester to study for one 
year at NSU. 

Both students noticed other 
cultural differences in music and 

Coming to the United States from a 
relatively small European country 
was certainly a culture shock at first 

at first. 

"It's very different," Cecchini 
points out, "It's too hot and humid. 
In Spain it is always raining and is 
pretty much cold. The people are 
also different, they are nice, talkative 
and open." 

His cousin, Antonio Barredo, 19 

fashion. "The music when I go to the 
bars here is terrible," says Cecchini, 
and Barredo agrees. "I don't like the 
music, it is very different." 

In Spain, as with the rest of 
Europe, when you go out in the 
evenings you tend to dress up and 
brand names are much more 

important. "I wear trousers and a 
shirt here and people ask why I'm 
dressed up," Barredo says. Also, 
caps and university clothing are 
much more popular here than in 

There are also considerable 
differences between the education 

"In Spain it's tough... there's a 
lot of people that don't make it 
through high school... university is 
just totally study. rooms or 
sport... just a bunch of classes and 
hard classes," Cecchini explains. 

Barredo adds, "...back home the 
teachers are more distant.. .more 
passive plus you have at least five 
hours studying a day." 

Although the systems are 
different, an American college 
degree is well thought of and highly 
respected in Spain, so neither 
students have any concerns in that 

Once he has completed his 
degree Cecchini wants to return to 

Bill Brent is a very happy man, 
and with great reason. 

Originally from Bonham, Texas, 

he came to NSU over eleven years ago 

as director of bands. 

Today, at forty-two years of age, he's head of Creative and Performing 
Arts, Northwestern's music, art, and theatre programs, which have grown 
in leaps and bounds under his supervision. 
Before coming to Natchitoches, Brent attended the University of Texas 

at Austin, where he played 
trombone and piano. Although he 
doesn't perform much anymore, 
Brent continues to promote fine 
musicianship with great dedication. 

Under his guidance, the 
music department now boasts of 
over two hundred and fifty music 
majors and is home to one of the 
best marching bands in the nation. 

Besides increasing their number 
of music majors, the music 
department also added a new face 
to their faculty, Dr. Denette 

McDermott, who teaches 
flute and music theory, came to 
NSU from the University of North 
Texas and is also a distinguished 

On Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m., she 
and Dr. Mark Francis will perform 
a unique flute and guitar concert 
as part of the Northwestern Faculty Recital series. 

In other music news, Dr. Burt Allen received a LDESQF grant for 
$175,000 to purchase new pianos for the fine arts building, and Charles 
Vinson, professor of piano, has returned from a three week stay in Europe, 
where he studied piano, attended concerts, and participated in recitals. 


Spain where he hopes to put to use 
the achievements and experiences 
he has gained from his time in the 
United States. 

His knowledge of America's 
extensive and innovative media will 
be invaluable in Spain where 
opportunities in this area are just 
opening up, as cable TV begins to 
take off. 

Barredo hopes to visit England 
after his year here and perhaps finish 

his studies over there. 

He loves to travel and sample 
the different cultures throughout the 
world. He has visited France, 
Mexico, Italy and Belgium and is 
glad to have added Louisiana to that 
list. Ultimately though he wants to 
return home to his roots. 

He likes Natchitoches, but as he 
freely admits, "I love Spain." 

Department offers a variety of courses for non-traditional students 

Country/western dance offered through Continuing Education 


Staff Writer 

The Country/Western Dance 
course offered by the Northwestern 
State University Division of 
Continuing Education met for the 
first time at Prather Coliseum. 

Persisting on the preassigned 
dates through December 9, the 
course pledges to teach the 
traditional and latest dances in the 

country and western style. 

"Why did we sign up for this?" 
Polly Champion, one of the new 
students, asked her friend. 

"Because we wanted something 
io do to occupy our time," Joy 
Williams said. 

"I like to dance," Barbara 
Waskom said. Another new student, 
Evelyn Hopkins, said. "We've heard 
it's a lot of fun." 

Students enrolled in the class 

signed up for seemingly diverse 
reasons, but ultimately, the two 
dozen coed class members simply 
went to learn the current dance steps. 

The instructor for the last nine 
years, Catherine Hanna, and her 
dance partner, Ralph Cates, played 
country music by various musicians 
as they instructed the class. 

Hanna plans to teach a number 
of dances, from the two-step to the 
three-step to the cotton-eyed Joe. 

"We're gonna show it to you first and 
then walk you through it," Hanna 

The Continuing Education 
Program offers a variety of classes 
to traditional and non-traditional 
students. Students wishing to learn 
conversational Russian or learn the 
art of cake decorating can find classes 
here. Basic CPR and auto care along 
with paradox-application design are 
other classes. 

These and the many other 
classes cost equally diversified 
amounts and meet at different times 
throughout the semester. 

Many evening academic classes 
ranging from microcomputer 
applications to general psychology 
are also available. Students can also 
enroll in many classes through the 
interactive satellite classes and other 
telelearning choices. 

Through the Continuing 

Education Program, people can be 
involved in Elderhostel, an 
educational program for older adults, 
or can sign up for the International 
Student Exchange Program. 
Professional development is also 
offered in the fields of fire prevention 
and control, management, real estate 
and Notary Public. 

For answers to questions 
concerning times or classes, call 357- 
4570 or go to room 239 in Kyser Hall. 

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for accounting positions. 


Conic by and visit with representatives from local 
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corporations. Learn about hiring patterns and 
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Cfje Current ^>auce 

James B. Henderson 
Editor in Chief 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Amy Staszak Associate Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Dwayne Jones Ad Design 
Kevin Fayard Distribution 
Derrick Dieterich Business Manager 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 
Steve Horton Adviser 

Back in the mid-30s, Walter Ledet and Harry 
Creighton played football for Northwestern. It was a 
different era in sports. Practice was held in the heat of the 
day and players were denied water to make them tough. 

Freshmen didn't play varsity ball, rather they ha d 
their own team and played other freshman squads from 
different universities. At Northwestern, the freshmen were 
called "Imps." Not until they made the varsity squad 
could they call themselves Demons. 

Neither Ledet or Creighton remembered how the 
Demons got their name. Neither remembered any contro- 
versy about the mascot. Both wore the name "Demon" as 
a well-earned badge of distinction. 

A request has been made to The Current Sauce that 
we refrain from using the demon logo shown above, using 
instead the flaming "N" logo. Evidently some parents or 
other interested parties deem the demon to be sacreligious 
and even satanic. 

Northwestern has been the Demons for as long as 
just about anyone can remember. If the mascot was ever 
meant to be a satanic symbol (we are quite sure that it 
wasn't), that meaning has long since given way to the 
legend of Ledet and Creighton (not to mention Charlie 
Tolar, Bobby Hebert and countless other Demons). 

Mascots are not meant to bear literal resemblance 
to their namesakes. The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team is 
not an assemblage of high seas marauders. Neither is the 
Los Angeles Raiders. 

Oftentimes, team nicknames are chosen as conno- 
tations of power and might like the Tulsa (and Miami) 
Hurricane. We have yet to hear protests from the victims 
of Andrew. 

With a nod of respect to Northwestern Sports Infor- 
mation, and of sympathy to President Alost and Coach 
Goodwin for any puritannical student athletes who may 
bypass Northwestern because of the irreverence of the 
heathen staff of the student newspaper, we will continue 
using the demon logo as before. 

The Current Sauce Word of the Week 

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Editor in Chief 

The editorial in the September 
14 edition of The Current Sauce 
created a great deal of furor. Sur- 
prisingly, the reaction did not come 
from the audience at which the piece 
was (we thought) obviously directed : 
the Administration. 
* The purpose of the editorial was 
twofold. First, it was an attempt to 
create a caricature of the Adminis- 
tration as a group of bible-thump- 
ing, book burning evangelicals, the 
types one would expect to find in 
Gravette. AR. 

To achieve this, the editorial 
board selected absurd examples of 
"obscenity" on campus: SAB movies 
and the uniforms of the various 
Northwestern pep groups. 

Unfortunately, several members 
of the Demon Dazzlers dance line 
were offended by the editorial and 
the accompanying cartoon. On be- 
half of the editorial board, I apolo- 
gize to the Demon Dazzlers and to 
any other group mentioned in the 

piece as a contributor to the atmo- 
sphere of moral decadence at North- 

I assure you that all such refer- 
ences were meant in jest. Absur- 
dity is the key to effective satire. 
Evidently, the examples chosen by 

an informational nature, an inkling 
of doubt still exists in the minds of 
the editorial board. 

We want to make perfectly clear 
to the students of Northwestern that 
The Current Sauce is their newspa- 
per and theirs alone. We welcome 

"Evidently the examples 
chosen by the board were 
not as absurd as we had 
hoped. " 

the board were not as absurd as we 
had hoped. 

The second purpose of the edito- 
rial was a bit more serious. While 
the paper has never been the object 
of any attempt by the Administra- 
tion to censor its content, and while 
we are assured that the coming 
media rights workshop is purely of 

criticism and suggestions from all 
sources, however, we answer only to 
the students. 

An immense amount of responsi- 
bility goes with independence. Rest 
assured that no one understands 
this better than we. 

Fan violence threatens professional sport* 

On the front page of this editiofrithor is 
is a story on date rape. Accordinglircate a sat 
the article, the major reason daffrcasticai 
rape occurs with such frequency Ptire stud 
society's belief that a woman ow» The autl 
sex to a man who spends money«P a t attenc 
h er . »~.inpression 

In the 60s and 70s, feminisfmarester 
fought diligently for sexual freedoiikrify. If r 
Dorm curfews and dress codes feto not to s 
along the wayside. No one woulP 113 - 
argue that such restrictions shoulrl 11 your 
be reinstituted. However, perha|l lemov i e " 
we should spend more energy upgrades t 
forming college women about wh#J° that i 
happens when you get drunk aflp^stian 1 
follow a guy fo his bedroom, societl^pl 6 - If ; 
values notwithstanding. -f atched th 

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At Antioch University, radif J 

feminists have taken yet anotl 

giant step on the journey towai 

ending the horrific crime of di 

rape. Consent is now required at 

stages leading to sex. 

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Staff Writer 

As the 1993U.S. Open tennis tour- 
nament draws to a close another 
Grand Slam passes by with the ab- 
sence of former world No. 1, Monica 

Seles is still recovering from stab 
wounds inflicted upon her in April in 
Hamburg, Germany. She has not 
played a competitive match in five 
months, a long time for a player at 
the peak of her career. What is more, 
she has been forced to miss three out 
of the four major Grand Slam tour- 
naments and therefore has lost her 
world No. 1 ranking. 

The stabbing occurred when a 
man, identified by German police 
only as "Gunter P.", plunged a knife 
into Seles' back during a changeover 
in a quarter-final match she was 
playing in the Citizen Cup. The as- 
sailant claimed he attacked Seles in 
order to help his favorite tennis 
player and fellow countrywomen, 
Steffi Graf, reclaim the top spot in 
women's tennis. 

This crazed fan got what he 
wanted, Graf has recently ended 
Seles' 91 week reign at the top and 
looks set for at least a few more 
months there. Meanwhile, 19-year- 
old Seles sits on the sidelines strug- 
gling not only to overcome the physi- 

cal wounds but also the even deeper 
emotional ones. It makes me won- 
der if maybe people are not taking 
this and indeed other sports a little 
too seriously. 

Eight years ago, 39 people were 
killed and approximately 400 other 
injured when riots broke out among 

is why we should support and par- 
ticipate in sport. To keep fit, relax 
and have fun. Of course, competi- 
tion is what makes sport pleasur- 
able for so many people, but there is 
competition and then there's obses- 

The ever-increasing number of 

'Perhaps it would be safer... if we did 
not go to the events and instead 
watched them on television..." 


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soccer fans at Heysel Stadium in 
Brussels, Belgium. The violence 
erupted as the team — Juventus of 
Turin, Italy, and Liverpool, England 
— were about to play for the Euro- 
pean Cup soccer championship. Most 
of the victims were crushed under 
the weight of the stadium wall which 
collapsed when British fans charged 
into a section reserved for Italian 

The British Football Association 
prevented clubs from competing the 
following season and Liverpool with- 
drew from all matches played on the 
Continent. All this for the sake of a 
soccer game? What is the world com- 
ing to? 

The dictionary defines sport as 
"physical activity engaged for plea- 
sure." Yes, pleasure, enjoyment, that 

ticket-sales, fan clubs and sports 
merchandise show just how highly 
involved we, the general public are 
becoming in sport. However, getting 
too involved can be dangerous and 
we must draw the line somewhere. 
If the competitors, many of whom 
have given up their whole life to play 
sport, can control their competitive 
side, then surely we, the fans, can 

Why should the players and teams 
be punished for the behavior of their 
fans? Seles who has done little else 
but hit tennis balls since the age of 
five may never walk onto a tennis 
court again and even if she does, she 
may never reach that same level of 
excellence she achieved before being 
forced out of the game. 

Liverpool players lost a whole year 
of competitive matchplay because 

their fans, their so called supporW*lunk is o 
let their competitive streaks turt)?6iiiember 
violence. If this is what fans do I* I unde 
their idols then who needs fans? "tempt at 
It is not only physical abuse tb*&anage I 
has resulted from incidents such breaching, 
these two. Other spectators hs*&thor. 
and will continue to be affected. St May yc 
curity has been tightened throu^tire be rr 
out the world at numerous spor 

Police surveillance has increa 
barriers and screens have been <*j ~ 
structed, closed-circuit televisi* It's just 
cameras have been installed — -*illy. Ince 
fact attending a sporting event th^hat I'm r< 
days is similar to checking-in ft^ut the a 
flight at Houston airport. j-am. It 

The atmosphere that origina*am has t 
drew fans to these events is slo**alter the 
disintegrating. The thrill of intei#>Unger m< 
live competition seen first-hand. The yoi 
one that few forget. But we tf*otball t 
have to if these "fan-attacks" f^topus wi 
tinue. /their ow 

Perhaps it would be safer for b<^s appar< 
the competitors and spectators ifj^eyes of 1 
did not go to the events and instils typ« 
watched them on television froDa'^appeare 

in thi 

safety of our homes. 

Let us hope these measures 
never be necessary. Sport must 1 
kept in perspective by all invol^ 
Tennis, for example, is nothingfl 5 ' 
than a couple of people hitting ■ 
over a net. At the end of the ma* 
they shake hands and go home, 
as fans, should do the same. 




ge 5 


September 21, 1993 

^Middle East reconciliation: symbol of hope for all 



My mom and my aunt had not 
en nor spoken to each other for 
veral years. For the most part 
jither asked about the other, nor 
ired to hear about the other. They 
ere sisters, and yet they acted more 
ie strangers. 

Eight years ago, my aunt was in 
ew Orleans and I was picked to 
itertain her. We both liked jazz 
[usic. and a friend of mine was 
aying at Snug Harbor, a club near 
ie French Quarter. We had a won- 
>rful time. We went dancing, lis- 
ped to the sounds of the stand up 
jss, and found our way home at 
iree in the morning. A great time 

Mom was inquisitive the next 
lorning. "How was it? Did you 
jve fun? Where did you go?" 

I started to tell her the truth, but 
sr expressions got the better of me. 
ffe went to the Quarter and had a 
t of ..." and then came the deep 
own, and a slap on the back of my 
ead from my older brother. The 
ory changed, "We had a decent 

time, you know Mom nothing spe- 

I didn't really understand what 
was wrong with my loving mother. 
She was uncharacteristically mean. 
My brother David offered only these 
words of wisdom, "Just do as I tell 
you and Mom won't kill you." Smart 
words, she would have chopped my 
head off. 

A year ago, my grandmother died. 
She was a wonderful little old lady to 
me and my brothers. And she was 
the same to my Mom and aunt, but 
she was something else to them as 
well. She was guilt. She poured on 
more Catholic guilt than the Seven 
Sanctimonious Sisters of St. Juda, 
and she dressed better then them 
too. My mom was jealous of my 
aunt, my aunt was jealous of my 
mom, but neither understood the 
other's perspective. 

This time of mourning brought 
the two sisters together. They were 
able to talk to each other honestly 
for the first time in decades. It 
began the process of reconciliation. 
The weekend was one of growth for 
them. They lifted each other's bur- 
dens of resentment and unveiled 
their own eyes. 

No longer would they see each 

other through the fog of myth and 
misconception, but now they would 
deal with the truth. 

When Yizhak and Yasser met 
recently to sign agreements of good- 
will and mutual recognition they 
began the process of recognition. 

that Yizhak Rabin, the Prime Min- 
ister of Israel, and PLO Chairman 
Yasser Arafat would be warmly 
shaking hands. 

After several months of secret 
meetings, the Palestine Liberation 
Organization and Israel have agreed 

"Too many have lost 
their lives fighting for 
hatred and prejudice" 

Biblical scholars might call them 
brothers, as Esau and Jacob. Jesus 
would call them brothers as fellow 
human beings. But reconciliation of 
these two, and the groups they rep- 
resent, was considered impossible. 
This past week offered conflicting 

Ben Franklin said that optimism 
was for fools, but recent events in 
the Middle East tell of a different 
truth. No one would have believed 

to mutual recognition. The signifi- 
cance of that one act was incredible. 
For years both sides have been say- 
ing that the other doesn't have the 
right to exist and even that the other 
doesn't exist. They have agreed to 
be truthful with each other, the rest 
of the world and, most importantly, 
with themselves. 

They went even further. Israel 
agreed to consider a Palestinian 
homeland. You say that this isn't 

much? This is more than most west- 
ern diplomats could have e /er hoped 
for. Henry Kissinger is probably 
hugging his sweet wife after this 
news. Jimmy Carter is probably 
getting drunk with Roselyn over this 
news. This is the beginning of recon- 

Some ask, "What role did the 
United States have in the peace pro- 
cess?" Indeed, the meetings were 
held in secret, without our knowl- 
edge, so what did we do to help? 

The ambassador to the United 
States from Egypt was asked that 
question, he answered, "What role? 
What role did the U.S. have? The 
United States created an environ- 
ment that without there would not 
have been a peace process." And 
there were many who wanted us to 
get out of such a quagmire. 

In our Christian churches we hear 
a lot about Christian Hope. We hear 
about it, but very often we don't see 
evidence. That same sense of hope 
was completely void in the Islamic 
mosques and the Jewish synagogues . 
All that was present was the hatred 
and resentment for one another. 
Now there is hope. Now a bright 
light can truly be seen. Perhaps we 
can learn from this. 

Perhaps that sense of hope that 
can be found in the Middle East 
could be found here in America or 
here in Natchitoches. This town 
could use some hope. This school 
could use some hope. We walk 
around all day, thinking that our 
skin color or dead predecessors 
make us more important than oth- 
ers. We walk these halls with the 
feelings of hatred and prejudice for 
one another; perhaps what we need 
is hope. 

In the Middle East, they afe-do- 
ing amazing things. They are begin- 
ning the process of reconciling their 
differences. Too many have lost 
their lives fighting for hatred and 
prejudice, whether in the Gaza Strip 
or on the Hwy. 1 Strip. 

We don't want killings and vio- 
lence, but it seems like the hatred is 
something larger than ourselves. We 
seem taken away by it, as if it is an 
uncontrollable force that is moving 
through our society. "Hope" is not 
just a little town in Arkansas or a 
political slogan, hope is the reason 
for going forward. Hope is why we 
take these steps. 

The Arabs and the Israelis are 
making their first steps towards 
peace. Where are our foot steps? 

Letters to the editor 

!/ letters should be less than 250 words and signed by the author. A phone number where the author can be reached should also be included. Inclusion of any material is left to the dicretion of the editor. The editor 
serves the right to edit for clarity, brevity and tastefidness. Letters must be dropped off at the student publications office at 225 Kyser or mailed to The Current Sauce at NSU Box 5306 by 3 p.m. Friday. 


Senior, Leesville 

at I am responding to the editorial 
lithe Sept. 14 issue of The Current 
Afcuce concerning obscenity on 

' One, this article it seems the 
s editiofnthor is making an attempt to 
)r di n gBBate a satire. At best, the author is 
son ddfercastic and manages to offend the 
uency |ntire student body, 
ian owe* The author refers to the students 
loneyo^t attend SAB movies as "naive, 
.. impressionable college youths." If 
eminisip u are stereotyping your self, please 
freedoi^rify. If not, in the future please 
odes fifcr not to stereotype the remainder 
ie v/ouw^ 5 - 

is shoui ' n y° ur article you also criticize 
perhajj* movie "Alive." You say the movie 
lergy i^grades the value of human life 
outwhjjpd that it is poking fun at the 
unk aflferistian belief that the body is a 
S0C ieJ?mple. If you would have actually 
hatched the movie, you would know 
Siat this is a true story and that the 
ict of cannibalism was just a minute 
Bart of this movie. 
adic4 * n tne ^ uture ' Pl ease watch the 

' otML ^ 0U rev * ew an< ^ no * j us * ^ e 

Tdali Y° u also managed to portray 
; jpbrthwestern's pom pon line, 
re Cheerleaders, and dance line as 
jjbscene. These women try out for 
r « 3 » J* 86 positions and are out there 
^ 6S iuT 031186 ^ ev wan t to be. »• 
^ 0U , I agree that everyone is entitled 
c ear. ^j ne j r own opinion, but please use 
fir paper for news and not 

L We, the student body, are young, 
9 Ti^' married, single, fathers, mothers 
jjttd every color under the rainbow. 
*e have the right to choose what we 
lpport^ftink is obscene and you should 
ts turnfemember that, 
ins do * I understand this was and 
s fans? attempt at a satire, but instead you 
buse tb^anage to come across as a 
s suchweaching, sarcastic, conservative 
ors h**ttthor. 

ected. * May your future attempts at 
througjatire be more enjoyable (for us), 
s sportf^" 




elevisi^ It's just a classic case of playing 
lied — 'Wly. In case anyone hasn't noticed 
rentth^hat I'm referring to, I'm talking 
g-in fo**bout the action of the NSU football 
*am. It seems that the football 
originsjam has taken it upon themselves 

is slo** 1 alter the appearance of a few of its 
if intei^Unger members and managers, 
t-hand? The younger members of the 

we fl^otball team walking around 
lC ks" C**ttipus with shaved heads was not 
/their own choice. This incident 
;r forW*9s apparently gone unnoticed in 
itors tfvje eyes of the public. I thought that 
[d instils type of behavior had 
ifroin ^appeared from college campuses 
J^k in the 50's and 60's. Weill 

t mustj 
ting bfl 
he maJ 

don't understand why this practice 
is accepted here at NSU, when it is 
obviously wrong. 

The wrong is done and is known. 
Now the time has come for action 
from the coaches and the university. 

J ust think if the energy expanded 
on this mischievous action was 
directed toward winning a football 
game. I would hope that a college 
freshman in 1993 worth anything as 
a student and athlete wouldn't put 
up with this type of crap. Those who 
did it are to blame and those whose 
heads were shaved and did not report 
it should all be taken to task. 

And Unfortunately I have to write 
this letter and request anonymity 
because I fear for my personal safety 
if my name were known. Isn't this a 
sad state of affairs? 


NSU Student 

I am writing to you concerning a 
topic that bothers me as a student at 
Northwestern State University. The 
topic is crowd support. To me the 
words crowd support mean the 
backing of a multitude of people for 
a specific reason. 

Needless to say, I did not witness 
any of this backing Saturday night 
at our first home football game 
against Troy State. What is our 
problem? The game was not that 
boring. There were, just like at any 
football game, good things to yell 
about and bad things to yell about. 
The only yelling I seem to witness 
was the poor guy being thrown 
around by the fraternity for everyone 
to see. 

I have heard that Northwestern 
was a dead college, but this is 
ridiculous. Maybe if we hollered for 
our favorite team, the Northwestern 
Demons, we could help motivate 
them to a undoubtable win. But 
with the wonderful crowd support 
we give them, who can blame them 
for the errors we saw. 

Why not give some positive 
remarks such as; Go Big D. or nice 
play guys. The only things I seem to 
hear were; I can't believe he called 
that play or why in the world are we 
so dumb when we get the ball. 

The only excitement I got out of 
the game was the group that had the 
mega-horn that was letting everyone 
blow it to see who's blow was most 
obnoxious. I did get quite a bit of 
laughter out of one particular blow 
by a little short guy who seemed to 
almost pass out after his blow that 
sounded like a freight train. 

Look students, if you don't have 
anything to yell about, yell for the 
free admission you receive to get 
into this glorious game. It doesn't 
cost you a dime because you have 
payed so much tuition. If that's not 
something to yell about then I don't 
know what is. 

I have talked to other students 
that refuse to go to Northwestern 


Demon Dazzler 

I am writing in response to both 
the article and the cartoon relating 
to the obscenity on the Northwestern 

First of all, I am a Demon Dazzler, 
and personally 1 feel there is nothing 
wrong with our attire. In fact, you 
obviously were not at the Troy State 
game or you would have seen for 
yourself that our uniforms are far 
from that "flimsy garb" you seem to 
think they are. 

I would also like to say that you 
must not have ever attended a high 
school or middle school football game, 
because if you had, you would have 
noticed that the uniforms of the 
cheerleaders and dance lines are 
much the same as Northwestern's. 

Are they too, trying to "appeal to 
prurient sexual interest?" I think 
not. What I do think, however, is 

that in your quest to prove a point 
you have falsely portrayed a very 
decent organization of young women . 

Furthermore, it was unnecessary 
to use the Demon Dazzlers as an 
object of ridicule. I am not a 
journalist, but I do know that 
sarcasm and satire are often 
incorporated into cartoons. 

Well, it is one thing to satirical or 
sarcastic, but The Current Sauce is 
not the National Enqu irer. You were 
so completely wrong about the 
uniform that your cartoon portraying 
the Demon Dazzlers was absolutely 

If you had hoped to further prove 
all the obscenities on the N.S.U. 
campus, you have failed miserably 
by using the Demon Dazzlers as an 

We are a very respectable group 
of young women who work extremely 
hard to look good when we perform, 
and it has absolutely nothing to do 
with what we wear. 

games because they claim they can 
have more fun elsewhere. I truly 
understand their reasoning, 
considering I left the game half way 
through the fourth quarter. It got to 
the point in the game where the only 
things I heard were crude remarks 
about some players and the coaches. 

If, say for instance, that I had a 
family, I would not want to bring 
them to a function of this nature 
where so much negativity is shown. 

I would rather take them to a 
movie or a church function where 
they would at least be around a good 

I want to refer to a statement 
that my mother always says, "If you 
don't have anything good to say about 
someone, then don't say nothing at 
all." This is very true. But if you 
want to relate this to a Northwestern 
student, you could say, "If you don't 
want to yell for the Northwestern 
Demons, then don't go to the games 
at all." 


NSU Student 

Last semester I applied for a 
Resident Assistant job. I had an 
interview after it. I was told to wait 
over the summer to get a response 

about whether I had received the 
job. At the time I was happy until I 
discovered how harsh and cruel 
people can be. 

In the month of August, I received 
a call from Harold Boutte stating 
that he received two anonymous 

The first one stated that I would 
not be able to fulfill the job because 
I was sick. He also received another 
letter stating that my health was in 
better condition and that I would be 
able to fill the position. So I went to 
see him, and I told him that I did not 
write those letters and that I was 
furious. The person obtained my 
social security number. Although 
the letters were typed, the person 
who wrote these letters forged my 
signature. As result of these letters 
I did not receive the job. 

This incident made me feel 
depressed, sad and also angry. I 
could not believe someone would be 
so cruel to do such a thing to me. I 
learned to be more cautious of 
associating with so many people. 

I have learned to put this incident 
behind me. I now have a work-study 
job on campus. 


KNWD General Manager 


Applications for editor will be accepted until 
Wednesday, September 22, 1993 at 4:30 p.m. 
Forms may be obtained from 
Dr. Craig Milliman Kyser 31 6K 

It takes a rare breed to be fired 
from a volunteer organization. 
Unfortunately, we all have met 
people that meet that description. 

After reading Brian Geoghagan's 
example of creative writing in The 
Current Sauce, I have decided to 
explain what exactly has taken place. 

I do not care about comments made 
about myself, because I trust the 
paper's readers will consider the 
source. However, I do feel it is my 
duty as general manager of 
Northwestern's radio station to 
dispel libelous remarks about the 
station and members of its staff. 

The first statement I would like 
to correct concerns his experience 
with the station, which included 
"Five semesters, four general 
managers, and no real problems until 

In the opinion of the station, "real 
problems" accurately describe 
Geoghagan's spray painting the 
walls of our studio, his problem with 
"borrowing" station CDs and 
repeated violations of other station 

If you owned a radio station would 
you want someone with such a 
history ofbehavior problems abusing 
your investment? Would you trust 
them around thousands of dollars 
worth of equipment? Well, you do 
own the radio station by virtue of the 
part of your student fee set aside for 
its operation. 

I f I have made a mistake with he 
handling of Mr. Geoghagan, that 
mistake would be in keeping him on 
staff as long as I have. 

His comments were obviously not 
the reason for his dismissal, but the 
last chance he was given. 

Last week's letter questions a 
comment Tim Barr made two years 
ago over the air. Quite simply, for 
that episode he was removed from 
the air schedule for one semester, 
the same span we had planned to 
keep Mr. Geoghagan off. 

Also, I would like to apologize to 
Jeff Burkett. He is the station's 
production manager. Unlike Mr. 
Geoghagan, I see no favoritism in 
hiring someone with a degree in 
production from Ohio State 
University to fill that position. Oddly 
enough when it comes to 
qualifications, those two symbolize 
both extremes. 

Finally, on the topic of 
professionalism one thing needs to 
be understood. In the station 
handbook, as well as in our weekly 
meeting, professionalism is stressed. 
We encourage all staff members to 
enjoy themselves , but perform to the 
best of their abilities while showing 
respect for the station and all who 
work there. 


NSU Student 

"No shoes, No shirt, No service." 
These words are posted on the en- 
trance door of Le Rendezvous. On 
Sunday, September 12, at approxi- 
mately 6:15 p.m., the sign was ig- 
nored by two white females. 

I try desperately not to put cer- 
tain situations in a black and white 
perspective, but this situation 
seemed to have been a prejudiced 
one. I felt extremely upset when the 
barefooted females were allowed to 
get service; 

A few friends and I were in Le 
Rendezvous passing time and no- 
ticed the girls enter the facility bare- 
footed. When we complained to the 
two student workers at the register, 
of course referring to the rule posted 
on the door, the workers were dis- 

crepant. One responded with a lame 
excuse that the females had pre- 
ordered their meals. To me, a pre- 
ordered meal or not, the sign specifi- 
cally reads, "No shoes, No shirt, No 

The joke was on the student 
worker because we are aware that 
one cannot pre-order at Le Rendez- 
vous anymore — especially not a 
slice of pizza. Each girl purchased a 
slice of pizza with their identifica- 
tion cards, might I add, barefooted. 
Although barefooted, they were still 
serviced. We decided to challenge 
the situation by having a black male 
friend walk around on the gritty 
floor of Le Rendezvous without socks 
or shoes. Consequently, in less than 
ten seconds, he was asked, "Where 
are your shoes?" What's up with 

Rules are to be abided by all per- 
sons, not just a select few. Should 
the girls have been stopped before 
walking toward the back of the facil- 
ity to purchase their "pre-ordered" 
meal? Of course, nothing may be 
done, but I am a black female who 
tries to make change in any way 
possible. I strongly recommend more 
honest and equal student workers 
for Le Rendezvous. Although there 
are more biased incidents occurring 
at Le Rendezvous, I have decided to 
choose this incident to write about. 
So, in the near future, you may hear 
from me again. 


With all of the construction and 
rearranging on this campus, one 
would think when NSU gets some- 
thing right, they would leave it. For 
those who are confused, let me ex- 
plain. We, the non-traditional com- 
muter students, have very few places 
to park or to study. 

Once we manage to find a legal 
spot for our vehicles, we go to class. 
Then what? We had a very nice study 
center on the ground level of the 
union. It was a quiet hall or room for 
studying, with chairs and tables. It 
was a place to rest if needed, and it 
was smoke free. Now, it is offices. 

We can't go to our dorms because 
we don't have any. We are too old to 
be accepted by fraternities or sorori- 
ties. We can't sit in the union cafe 
without buying something or get- 
ting rude stares from the patrons 
who want to sit and eat. We can't 
study in the union halls because 
there are no tables and way too much 

What is left? Let me tell you : poorly 
lit stairways, smoke filled halls or 
steaming hot outside benches. Oh, 
and let's not forget the old sitting in 
the car routine. 

I know every store and shop in 
Natchitoches and have visited them 
at least twice already and it is only 
September. The ducks are stuffed. 
They see me coming and hide. And 
let's not forget everyone's favorite: 
cruising. I have found myself (at my 
age) driving around to keep cool and 
. to have something to do. 

I would much prefer a quiet com- 
fortable atmosphere in which to 
study and relax. If there is such a 
place please, let us wandering souls 
know because we are too old to wan- 
der for any length of time. 



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Clarence Matthews 
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Demon 4-3-4 Defense 

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DE 88 Jason Storm 

DT 57 Nathan Piatt 

NT 60 Rodney King 

DE 94 Anthony Dale 

LB 54 Steve Readeaux 

CB 12 JeffMyatt 

FS 1 Fred Thompson 

LB 93 Kevin Calmes 

LB 56 Jerome Keys 

SS 2 Jarvis Conic 

P 4 Jason Fernandez 
K 4 Jason Fernandez 

CB 3 Kevin Mathis 

DE 31 Michael Zachos 

DT 73 Duane Hicks 

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DT 85 Michael Rose 

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LB 41 Clarence Nobles 

LB 26 Fred Woods 

CB 20 Marcus Gales 

FS 32 Bruce Marshall 

SS 6 Neil Searcy 

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WR 8 Donald Wesley 

OT 60 Brian Jones 

OG 79 Eric Herrick 

C 50 Kip McAlister 

OG 63 Bobby Connelly 

OT 76 Scott Roberts 

FL 81 Raymond McGuire 

QB 13 Clint Dolezel 

FB 33 Adrian Arline 

TB 16 Michael Hightower 

TE 82 Richard Reiford 

P 4 Barry Gillingwater 
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Demons get ready 
for East Texas State 


Sports Editor 

Starting the season 0-2 isn't ex- 
actly the way Coach Sam Goodwin 
envisioned the beginning ofthe 1993 
season. This week the Demons again 
face a stiff challenge with a nation- 
ally ranked team when Northwest- 
ern plays host to East Texas State, 
the Division II , sixth ranked team in 
the nation. 

East Texas State Lions opened 
their season by defeating Central 
Arkansas 16-13. In the Lion's sec- 
ond game of the season, ETSU 
swamped Northwest Missouri 45- 

Last week they faced Henderson 
State on the road. Henderson upset 
ETSU 7-0. The Lions, a member of 
the Lone Star Conference, play one 
of the toughest schedules in Divi- 
sion II football. 

Northwestern lost the services of 
senior linebacker Ed Moses in the 
21-14 loss to Troy State two weeks 

ago. Moses' knee and hip injuries 
may not be as bad as at first thought. 
He may be able to play in two to 
three weeks. The Demons sustained 
other injuries against Troy State. 
Defensive end Dwayne Thomas will 
be out for two to three weeks with a 
sprained ankle and linebacker Terry 
Johnson's status is questionable due 
to bruised ribs. 

Goodwin received some good news 
when he was informed starting full- 
back Danny Alexander, injured in 
an August scrimmage, may be ready 
to return against the Lions. 

Many Demon fans wondered what 
happened to tail back Deon Ridgell. 
Ridgell in two games has 33 yards on 
11 carries. He's been slowed by two 
groin pulls. 

Fullback Deon Reed, the top 
rusher with 122 yards and Clarence 
Matthews with 81 yards have been 
filling the gap for the Demons at 
running back. 

East Texas State has not beaten 
the Demons over the last five years. 
Northwestern leads the series 12-9- 

,1992 R 

2, the second oldest active footbj 
series for NSU. The first meetii 
was in 1926 when Northwestern 1 
the Lions 17-7 in Natchitoches. 

Deon Ridgell has posted goo 
numbers against the Lions, avera( Tqtj ofl 
ing 270 yards rushing. He has ha 
two 100 yard plus games againj Top de 
ETSU. In 1991 Ridgell rushed ft 

133 yards on 22 carries and last yeajLast m 
produced 150 yards on 19 carries.l 

The Lions, coached by Ed 
Vowell, can do some running of thi 
own. Fullback Adrian Arline 
running back Michael Hightowi 
have proven to be competent bi 
carriers. Vowell counts on seni 
Clint Dolzel, the Lion's quarterbai 

Defensively the Lions employ i 
five-two defense headed up by 
nior outside linebacker MichaJ 
Zachos and left tackle Duane Hickg 

Northwestern will not be takinj 
the Lions lightly because an 0-3 staii 
could prove disastrous for the Iw 
mons, heading into next week's claaf 
with conference foe Northeast Loii 
siana in Monroe. 

Lady Demons strive 
for winning season 


Staff Writer 

After a shaky 1-4 start, the North- 
western Lady Demon Volleyball 
team reeled off four straight victo- 
ries before losing two over the week- 
end. Still, the Lady Demons have 
high expectations for a successful 

Loaded with talented underclass- 
men and a team-comes-first atti- 
tude, the Lady Demons have a very 
realistic chance to achieve their first 
winning season since 1987. 

The team lost five lettermen, in- 
cluding their top two outside hit- 
ters, from last year's squad which 
finished the season at 16-16, but 
returns eight lettermen with plenty 
of playing experience. Only five of 
these players are upperclassmen, so 
the Lady Demons are relying heavily 
on the younger players to pick up the 

Coach Rickey McCalister, in his 
seventh season, feels the team is 
improving steadily, and notes the 
reason for the team's success is the 
way they have meshed as a team. 

"We will have a good year if we 
continue to play like a team," 
McCalister said. This is the best 

squad I've had as far as playing 

The Lady Demons took a 5-4 
record into the weekend, but suf- 
fered losses to undefeated Southern 
and Mississippi State. The losses 
are no indication of the progress the 
squad has made since the first week. 

Offensively, the Lady Demons 
have gone to a more rounded attack. 
Instead of relying primarily on their 
outside hitters, the team is spread- 
ing the scoring responsibilities 
around, which has resulted in a 
higher team hitting percentage. 

The offense centers around set- 
ter Jeri Dusenbury, a junior from 
Houma. During a 3-1 stretch earlier 
this season, Dusenbury averaged 6.2 
assists a game to go along with a 
.389 attack percentage. Those num- 
bers got her a nomination for 
Southland Conference Player ofthe 
Week, and she will need to continue 
to play well for the Lady Demons to 
have a chance at winning. 

°Jeri is like our quarterback," 
McCalister said."She does a good job 
calling the plays and running the 

Even though the offense is spread- 
ing the scoring responsibilities 
around, the outside hitters still re- 
main the primary offensive threat. 
Michelle Guidry, Kim Jesiolowski, 


Melissa Chapman, and Jody Nichol 
have accounted for 211 kills so far 
this season. Nichols had 19 in! 
victory over USL. 

The strongest part ofthe team« 
the middle blockers. Freshman Anf 
Warner leads the team in blocks aa) 
kills. Karen Hill off the bench > 
definitely no slouch, setting the tew 
record last year in blocks. 

"Our strong play up the middle! 
making us a much better team, at 
pecially offensively," McCalistaV 

Another strength of the Lafc 
Demons this year is their depth. It' 
18 players have received qualir 
playing time, including six freaH 
men. The Lady Demons need thai 
younger players to develop if tin) 
are going to be competitive in thf 
Southland Conference. 

The team's defense, with the! 
strength at the middle blocker po# 
tion, should keep the Lady Demoa 
in most games until the offense conrf 
around. Defensively, Coac^ 
McCalister feels the backline istlB 
best he has had while at NSU, esfi f 
daily at digging kills. 

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Two new faces have been added 
to this years' NSU Demon football 
coaching staff. John King and Aldon 
Kelly, both of whom already have 
had success in the coaching profes- 
sion, are now helping with the De- 
mon defense. 

John King is the new linebacker 
coach for the Demons. King, who 
last year helped coach the Many 
High School football team to the 
playoffs, is returning to his alma 
mater. A graduate in physical edu- 
cation from NSU, King is glad to be 
back with his former team. 

"It's good to be back home here at 

Northwestern," he says. "I'm just 
hoping I can help the team as much 
as it's helped me." 

As a player for Northwestern, 
King won All-Southland Conference 
honors at every offensive line posi- 
tion: tackle, guard and center. He 
also earned All America honors as a 
senior center in 1990 and was a 
member ofthe 1988 SLC Champion- 
ship team. 

Aldon Kelly will be the defensive 
backs coach for NSU. Kelly began 
his coaching career as a graduate 
assistant, working with defensive 
backs at Louisiana Tech. After earn- 
ing a bachelor's degree in business 
administration from Tech in 1986, 
he then returned to his former high 
school, Green Oaks High School in 

Shreveport where he was an assis- 
tant for two years. 

King worked at Southern Uni- 
versity in Baton Rouge as a line- 
backer/defensive back coach in 1989. 
Prior to accepting his position at 
Northwestern this year, Kelly was 
named defensive coordinator at Hun- 
tington High School in Shrevepoi ■ 

As a player at Louisiana Tech 
Kelly was twice named All- 
Southland Conference and was voted 
team captain as a senior. He also 
helped Tech win two SLC champion 
ships and a trip to the NCAA I-AA 
national championship game in 
1984. After the 1984 season Kelly 
was named an honorable mention 
All-America defensive back. 

Phi Mu, TKE take 
swimming honors 


Staff Writer 

Northwestern's Leisure Activity 
Program will offer students a vari- 
ety of intramural activities for the 
1993-94 school term. 

"A new staff, from graduate as- 
sistants to student workers greets 
the 1993-94 school year for Leisure 
Activities," Dr. Gene Newman, di- 
rector of Leisure Activities, said. 
"During the transition, while the 
staff becomes oriented to the recre- 
ational sports field, the department 
will try to maintain the quality and 

effective program that our student 
body expects." 

Leisure Activities got off to a 
"splash" Wednesday with an intra- 
mural swim meet at the Recreation 
Complex. Phi Mu took top honors 
for the women. TKE won the overall 
men's Greek league, while BSU and 
Wesley Foundation tied for first in 
the independent men's league. 

Other competitors in the women's 
swim meet were BSU finishing sec- 
ond, Sigma Kappa who finished third 
overall, Wesley Foundation finished 
fourth and Tri Sigma was fifth. 

Kappa Sigma placed second over- 
all in the men's results with a first 
place finish in the 25-meter back- 

stroke. Theta Chi placed third and 
Kappa Alpha placed fourth. 

The flag football season started 
Friday with a jamboree. The regu 
lar season kicks off this weekend 
and will continue for the next four 

"We are still looking for co-rec 
flag football teams to play in the 
league," Newman said. "Entries are 
due Friday, Sept. 24, in the Leisure 
Activities office." 

The Intramural Recreation Build 
ing hours of operation are Monday 
through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 
p.m. Friday 8 p.m. to 9p.m., and 
Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 

Northwestern takes second in Quitman 


Sports Editor 

Northeast Louisiana edged out the 
Northwestern men and women in a 
day of races at the Quitman Cross 
Country Invitationals on Sept. 11. 

Reuben Njau of Northeast tackled 
the four mile course first in 21:01 
and Tami Micham Grimes of North- 
east led the women's two mile finish 
in 12:16. 

The Northeast women totaled 26 
points, flanked closely by Northwest- 
ern with 29, then Grambling 

with 99. 

Five of the Northwestern women 
recorded top ten finishes and four 
were from the freshmen contingent. 
Freshman Danielle Schaeffer 
headed the Northwestern attack 
with a third place finish (12:45). 
Laura Oubre took fourth (12:56), 
Ruth Muniz fifth (13:00), Kassie 
Oubre seventh (13:02) and senior 
Judy Norris ninth (13:25). 

"You can't fault the girls they 

ran hard and just came off of a race 
on Thursday," Lady Demon Coach 
Chris Maggio said. "Danielle and 
Laura did their part by breaking up 

Northeast at the front. Just a coup) 
yards could make the difference ne;. 1 

For the men, Kerry Gray of North 
western brought in a strong second 
place showing (22:07). Reagan 
Reeves followed in sixth (22:18) and 
Kris Jimenez, Rene Coronado and 
Brad Sievers placed eighth, ninth 
and tenth respectively. 

"We didn't race intelligently," De- 
mon Coach Leon Johnson said. "We 
attacked the course at the wrong 
time so when Northeast challenged 
us in the last mile, we weren't up to 
the challenge." 

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Campus Quotes: Do you think the Demon mascot is sacreligious? 

September 21, 1993 


Jennifer Berry 


"No. I think people could 
take any mascot and put 
bad qualities into it." 

Brandy Poche 


"I just don't like that 
wooden statue in the 

Anita Merrigaa 


"I think he's one hell of a 

Daryl Lathon 


"It all depends on what 
image you are trying to 

Mark Reidl 


"No. We all have demons in 
our closets." 


Campus Connection 


The BSA will sponsor a car wash 
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Domino's 
Pizza. The cost for a car to be washed 
will be $3 and vans $5. Please come 
out and show your support. 

Current Sauce 

There will be a mandatory staff 
meeting at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the 
journalism suite. Pizza will be 


Two representative-at-large po- 
sitions and one special events chair- 
man position have been opened. 
Applications must be in by noon on 
Sept. 28. Elections will be held on 
the same day. 

Cinema Focus meetings will be 
held every Thursday at 5 p.m. Spe- 
cial Events committee will have a 
meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in room 
221 of the Student Union. Public 
Relations and Advertising will meet 
Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Anyone inter- 
ested in joining a committee can 
sign up in room 214 of theStudent 

The Boozman Dormitory staff will 
sponsor "Student Activities Board 
Night," Sept. 22 in the second floor 
lobby at 8 p.m. Members of the SAB 
staff will explain various programs 
and services offered by SAB. Door 
prizes will be given. Malcolm X is 
tonight's movie, 7 p.m. in the Alley. 

Social Work Club 

Membership dues for Fall 1993 
are due no later than the next meet- 
ing on Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. 

Non-Traditional Students Orga- 

We will be sponsoring Janey 
Barnes of Student Support Services 
in a "Super Learning" seminar on 
Sept. 22 in the President's room of 
the Student Union. 

Periaktoi (Sociology) Club 

We will meet Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. in 
309 Kyser. New officers will be 
elected and all majors are invited. 

Sigma Kappa 

Jennifer Moreau's bridal shower 
will be held at the house at 7:30 p.m. 

on Thursday. 

Big Sis - Lil Sis revealing is Fri- 
day, and a pledge retreat will follow. 

A Family Day reception will be 
held at the house at 3 p.m. on Satur- 
day. Everyone should bring a re- 
freshment and have it at the house 
that morning. 

Study hall will be at the house on 
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. 
in order to supplement the 
Panhellenic study hall. 

If you have to sign up for a time 
for your composite see Piper. Pic- 
tures will be taken Sept. 28. 

Circle K International 

A club meeting will be held Sept. 
22 at 5:30 p.m. in the faculty lounge 
of the Student Union. 

Argus Editor 

The Media Board will meet at 1 
p.m. on Sept. 24 in room 106 of Kyser 
to select the 1993-94 Argus Editor. 

Dorm Council 

The Dorm council will sponsor a 
tupperware project during the month 
of September. Anyone interested in 

more information about this project 
should contact any dorm council 
member or call 5664 after 1 p.m. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Tri Sigmas don't forget that Big 
Sis/Lil Sis week begins tomorrow. 
Your first gift must be in the suite no 
later than 7 p.m. Sisterhood is Fri- 
day at the Rec Center. Spend some 
time with your sisters while you 
have fun in the sun. If you ordered 
a KA Jungle shirt see Jennifer Berry. 

Faculty Showcase 

Vocalists Phyllis Siegler and Bar- 
bara Burdick will perform operatic 
arias by Carlisle Floyd and Giuseppe 
Verdi at 4 p.m. today in room 228 in 
the old wing of the AA. Fredericks 
Center for the Creative and Per- 
forming Arts. 

Other instumental performers in- 
clude pianists Charles Vinson and 
Mary Grace Carroll, trombonist 
William Mathis, trumpeter Galindo 
Rodriguez, flutist Dennette 
McDermott and guitarist Mark 
Francis. Director Terry Byars will 
do a comedy sketch and for the finale 

choreographers Vicki Parrish and 
Ed Brazo will present "Easy Street" 
from the musical "Annie." 

CPA Ethics 

A course in ethics for Louisiana 
certified public accountants will be 
held Thursday from 1 p.m. until 3 
p.m. in the Presidant's Room of the 
Student Union. Northwestern As- 
sociate Professor ofbusiness Dr. Glen 
Cooley will teach the course which 
meets the two-hour ethics require- 
ment for licensed CPAs. The cost of 
the course is $30. 

Kappa Alpha 

Actives and pledges don't forget 
about our chapter bonding activities 
tonight at 6:00. Attendance is en- 
couraged. Intramural flag football 
officially begins this week. 

Everyone needs to try to make it 
to games. Also don't forget the 
T.G.I.F. party this Friday afternoon 
at the house. Council of honor meet- 
ing is at 5:00 Sunday, anyone inter- 
ested needs to see Derek. Don't for- 
get to sell raffle tickets this week. 


Chi Alpha 

Chi Alpha is a Christian organ 

zation and will sponsor a Bible stui 

every Thursday at 7 p.m. in roo North 
310 of the student union. Everyoi tree-four 
is invited to attend. bw restr 


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rate for the exchange. Meet at t rograms. 
house at 8 p.m. The theme is "G« The lc 
Vibrations" — come dressed for t rawing 
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September 28, 1993 

77ie Student Newspaper of NorthwesternState University of Louisiana 

Volume 82, Number 8 

Report could mean death for 


_4najority of degree programs 

an orgai 


Managing Editor 

LSU-S Almagest 

i. in roo Northwestern stands to lose nearly 
Everyoi iree-fourths of its degree programs under 
ew restrictions outlined in the board of 
>gents "Master Plan for Higher Education." 
The 74.7 percent figure is the highest 
ieet at tl mong state colleges and universities and 
30 to dec jcompasses 56 of North western's 75 
eet at t rograms. 

e is "Ckx The low-completer portion of the plan is 
iedfort rawing the most fire. Low-completer 
'ograms are defined as having been in 
r suppo dstence more than six years with less than 
ig footbt ght graduates per year over the previous 
SUat5:i re years. 

•s be the Overall , 53 percent of Louisiana's degree 
leir letU rograms are subject to elimination unless 
.day ai ds criteria is met. 

Of Northwestern's certified associate 
sh on 0( »gree programs, 77.8 percent are in danger 
sets. |f being cut. Forty-three of the 53 
• Bid D^accalaureate programs, or 78 percent, are 
:rs can ljlso subject to elimination. 

Through the master plan, the Board of 
egents suggests NSU should concentrate 
nd Thur g resources on "a wide range of quality 
ndergraduate and carefully selected 
■aduate programs below the doctoral level." 

The board goes on to specifically mention 
le undergraduate areas of business 
dministration, elementary and secondary 
lucation, and nursing. 
The board warns against new efforts at 

me befo: 

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master's level programs unless they show a 
"demonstrably strong demand." 

The possible disposal of more than half 
the states' degree programs brought much 
opposition at two recent hearings on the 
master plan last week. About 150 people 
tur*ed out for the first meeting held in 
Shreveport to protest further cuts of any 
kind to higher education. 

LSU-S Chancellor John Darling 

The possible disposal of 
more than half the state's 
degree programs brought 
much opposition at two 
hearings on the master 
plan last week 

attended the Shreveport conference. 
According to Darling, considerable changes 
will have to be made in the degree programs 
of all state colleges and universities. 
However, those changes don't have to result 
in the complete annihilation of classes related 
to endangered degrees. 

"In terms of programs that have low 
enrollment or low graduation, they [Board 
of Regents] would eliminate those majors. 
That does not mean we won't have those 

"We've got some programs that can come 
in a broader context of program areas and 
the emphasis options within those 

programs," Darling said. 

Northwestern already uses this method 
in some programs. For example, a student 
can graduate with a degree in physics and 
an emphasis in space science. 
According to Darling, this restructuring 
would exempt the programs from the law 
and prevent cuts in the programs and funding 
to the university. 

The proposed master plan, which 
outlines the direction higher education in 
Louisiana should take in the future, is aimed 
at efficiency. 

According to Sammie Cosper, 
commissioner of higher education, the low- 
completer program helps to better evaluate 
each university and prevent spending on 
unneeded programs. 

Although several people involved with 
higher education have criticized the proposal, 
Cosper said the state's financial crisis gives 
the board of regents no other choice than to 
pass it. He faults Governor Edwards' lack of 
leadership in education for the continuing 

Cosper also said the Board of Regents 
has already proceeded in implementing the 
part of the master plan defining a low- 
completer program as any bachelor's degree 
program graduating fewer than eight 
students over a five year period. 

The Board of Regents held another 
meeting last week in Baton Rouge on the 
proposed plan. The Board will consider the 
information gathered from both meetings 
before making final changes. 

According to Cosper, a final version 
should be drafted before the end of the year. 

Programs eligible lor continuation under the Board ol Regents low-completers program 

ireek fights prompt 
>olicy changes 


Staff Writer 

With the start of a new semester, 
there has been a few fights between the 
different fraternities, mainly at 
Antoon's and the Student Body. 
"It is a merry-go-round cycle each 

1 year," stated Aaron Slayter, president 

of Kappa Sigma fraternity. "New pledges are trying to prove themselves 
and show off their pride. You mix this with around 150 people crammed 
in small building, add alcohol and fights can start up easily." 

According to Clay Gardner, one particular fight started off with 
Kappa Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon, then Kappa Alpha became 
involved. Reports show that a few were arrested and taken into custody. 

The Interfraternity Council decided to call an emergency meeting. 
"We passed a new rule in which each fraternity involved in a fight will 
have to pay a $250 fine. Also, one maoth of social suspension will be 
included," said Clay Gardner, a Kappa Sigma and IFC member. 

The IFC is also discussing adopting a Louisiana Tech policy. In 
this policy, each fraternity has one or two representatives on a judicial 
board. The Dean of Students would represent a kind of judge or ruler. He 
would place the penalty on the guilty fraternities. This policy along with 
others will be talked about at the next meeting. As for now, the fighting 
Seems to have stopped. ^ — 

See Related Editorial , pg. 4 

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News Editor 

About four months after the 
original meeting, Friday, the Media 
Board chose Paul Pickering to be 
this year's Argus editor. 

Pickering was one of five 
applicants for the editorship position. 
The other applicants were Bonnye 
Busbice, last year's Argus poetry 
editor with experience in other 
literary magazines and newspapers; 
Heath Fitts, school newspaper staff 
member and published author; Pete 
Muldoon, a former writer for 
Potpourri and the Current Sauce 
and Randy Price, former fiction 
editor of Argus. 

Price was the only applicant for 
Argus editor last semester when the 
board reopened the position to 

Of the Five applicants only 
Pickering, Busbice and Price were 
present at the media board meeting. 

Each applicant introduced 
himself to the board and spoke of his 

experience and ideas for the 
magazine. Afterwards, all applicants 
answered questions about recruiting 
more writers for Argus. 

The applicants all agreed more 
submissions were needed for Argus. 
Some suggestions included more 
advertisement and recruiting 
through teachers. 

The board also asked what each 
would have done if the controversial 
poem, "Power Tools and Eroticism", 
and illustration, "St. Tracy", had 
come across their editorial desks. 

Pickering said he would not have 
published the poem because he said 
it lacked value. He did say, however, 
he would have considered publishing 
the art work because he thought it 
was humorous and had artistic 
merit. Pickering also said he would 
have consulted others before printing 
the art. 

Price said he would not have 
published either the poem or 
illustration based on what he 
considered to be artistic merit. Price 
did say he saw the poet's point of 
view, however. 

Busbice said she would have 
printed the poem because she saw 

nothing wrong with it. But she said 
she would not have printed the art 
because was not, in her opinion, well 
done and had no artistic value. 

After meeting in executive 
session, the media board decided to 
recommend Paul Pickering to the 
SGA as the year's Argus editor. 

According to Pickering, a non- 
traditional student, perhaps the 
board wanted someone older — a 
stabilizing influence — after all the 
recent controversy. 

Pickering has had a long history 
with Argus. "Argus actually got 
started in my living room," he said. 
"My mother was the original faculty 
advisor and she's the one that really 
got Argus started. The first editions 
were literally laid out on our kitchen 

Argus has come a long way since 
that time and Pickering has even 
more ideas for changes in the future. 
He said he liked Price's ideas for a 
new judging system which would 
incorporate more than three judges 
for each work. Pickering also said he 
would like a wider variety of judges, 
which may include graduate 
students but not regular students. 

"I think you need somebody with a 
real literary background," Pickering 
said. "You have to have some base on 
which to be qualified to judge." 

Pickering is also interested in 
providing scholarships for staff 
members of perhaps $100 to $200. 
Pickering also said, due to the late 
start, Argus may sponsor only one 
contest this year, which would be in 
the spring. With one contest, he 
hopes to expand the amount of the 
awards and/or the number of awards, 
though essentially the same amount 
of money will be given out. 

Pickering's other plans include 
getting Sigma Tau Delta, the English 
honor society, more involved with 
Argus and making more editorial 
decisions through "round table" 

Pickering would also like to 
bring back Argus' reputation as a 
scholarly publication. According to 
Pickering, in the past Argus has 
consistently had winners and placers 
in the literary festival. "It was much 
more than just a campus 
publication," he said. "It was 
intended for people out there in the 
literary community," 

Alumni activities slated for Homecoming '93 


— I 

*ert Sawyer, director of the Louisiana Scholars' College, reportedly 
bounced to faculty members Friday that he would resign effective 
Member 1 .When contacted Monday by a reporter from The Current 
l"ce , Sawyer declined comment. "Nothing is official at this time," 
•"tyer said. 


Staff Writer 

Homecoming is around the cor- 
ner and this year Northwestern will 
celebrate 109 years of "Excellence in 

Homecoming is a time to return 
to the campus, get acquainted with 
the old and young, make new friends 
and meet the old ones. A variety of 
events are planned for this year's 
annual celebration. 

Festivities will begin this year 
on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Alumni 
Golf Tournament at the Robert Wil- 
son Sr. Recreation Complex. The 
tournament is open to everyone. The 
cost is $25 and the teams will consist 
of three men. Participants will be 
placed according to other teammates 

At 3 p.m. the Alumni Founda- 
tion Board will hold it's annual meet- 
ing in the union. This year Blair 
Dickens has accepted the invitation 
to say the invocation at the lun- 
cheon. Then at 6:30 p.m. the 
Jambalaya dinner will be held at the 
recreation complex. This too is open 

to anyone wanting to attend. Tick- 
ets are $5. Special guests will be the 
class of '43. Every year the gradu- 
ated class of 50 years is honored. 
This year the class of 1943 will be 
honored at all events. 

Saturday will start with the 
Ladies Bingo Brunch at the recre- 
ation complex. There will be 10 
games, open to everyone interested. 

tion. There will be a different twist 
to the reception. 

"This year we will be holding 
the reception in the union and in- 
stead of many small rooms separat- 
ing groups, each department will 
have their own table. This way all 
ages can mix together. The older 
folks often say they want to talk to 
the younger ones so they can see 

This homecoming will 
commemorate 109 years 
ofNS U graduates. . . 

Groups of prizes will be awarded. A 
number of the prizes were donated 
by local area Natchitoches busi- 
nesses. Also at this time the "N" 
Club will have it's Hall of Fame 
induction in the Field House. 

Also at 10 a.m. the 50 year re- 
union will be held in the Student 
Union along with the Alumni Recep- 

what's been going on. This way 
everyone can talk instead of missing 
someone because they were in the 
wrong room," said Elsie James, di- 
rector of development and alumni 

At noon the Alumni Luncheon 
and Annual General Meeting will be 
held in the Student Union Ballroom. 

The latest additions to the Long 
Purple Line will be honored along 
with the Outstanding Teachers. 

This year's line will consist of 
Maj. Gen. Oris B. Johnson, Dr. 
Charles F. "Red" Thomas, Sen. Don 
Kelly, former vice president , Rep. 
Jimmy Long, Walter Ledet, former 
coach and Mary Gunn Johnston, wife 
of Bennett Johnston. These were 
all graduates of Northwestern. 

One of the highlights for the 
day will be the NSU Demons vs 
Nicholls State at 2 p.m. in Turpin 
Stadium. The game will feature the 
"Spirit of Northwestern" Marching 
Band. Also featured will be a pre- 
sentation of the homecoming court, 
the Long Purple Line, Outstanding 
Teachers, the "N" Club Hall of Fame 
and the Class Of 1943. 

Immediately following the game 
there will be a business meeting and 
social for band alumni at Just 
Friends in downtown Natchitoches. 

"This homecoming will com- 
memorate 109 years of NSU gradu- 
ates from here having gone and es- 
tablished themselves as doctors , law- 
yers, teachers, business people, 
musicians and homemakers." said 

Page 2 

Students to attend conference on mulitculturalism 


Staff Writer 

Nicholls State University in 
Thibodaux will host a conference on 
"Multiculturalism: Dialogues on Di- 
versity" on Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. 

Various ous faculty members 
and students have been invited to 
the seminars to establish a new 
multicultural center at Northwest- 

Some of the participants will be 
Shane Clabaugh, Greek council 
president; Gil Gilson, director of fi- 
nancial aid; Dwayne Jones, presi- 
dent of SAB; Fred Fulton, dean of 
students; and Harold Boutte, direc- 
tor of housing. 

"We try to pick students and fac- 
ulty that represent the campus in 
different areas," explained Boutte. 

Sexual harassment, policy and 
faculty development, hate speech/ 
hate crimes, affirm- 
ing gay and lesbian 
students and cul- ~™ 
tural identity in stu- 

about them." 

The purpose 

of the new 

of a culture" 

"It is not a black or white situa- 
tion," he says. 

Other cultural 
diversities on cam- 
pus included those 

dent recruitment The purpose of this TieiV multicultural Center is tO that have disabili- 

just a r few of the top- or ^ n § "t ne whole global atmosphere her that we 

ks to be discussed at have on campus among students and faculty and 
the-iearningconfer- bring them together" 

ence," Boutte said. 

"We get in a lot of — 
students from all 
over and we have a 
diverse group al- 
ready on campus," Boutte said. "We 
want where students can come and 
work among themselves and learn 
about each others cultures." 

"We have students from Russia, 
Puerto Rico, South America, and 
Yugoslavia and hardly anyone knows 

multicultural center is to bring "the 
whole global atmosphere here that 
we have on campus among students 
and faculty and bring a them to- 
gether," says Boutte. 

Boutte explained "we do not visu- 
alize this group as a race, but more 

ties or just the dif- 
ferences in people 
"that live in south- 
ern or northern 

Boutte explained. 

"When people 
look at this and 
think in mind of a 
multicultural atmosphere they think 
of race," says Boutte. 

"That is not what the center is 
about," he said. This task force is 
about the Northwestern community 
with different life styles." 

"We want to tie all this in so they 

can appreciate and learn from each 

Dr. Milton Cofield from the State 
University of New York at Brockport 
and Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden from 
Texas Southern University will be 
the two keynote speakers at the con- 
ference in Thibodaux. 

They are both noted authorities 
on developing multicultural centers 
on campuses. 

"We envision that this group is to 
go and just learn some information 
and come back and do our own thing 
with the guide lines from the confer- 
ence," said Boutte. 

"We are excited and the members 
that are representing the university 
at the conference are excited," he 

"I feel we can come back and con- 
tribute to our community here." 

Panhellenic to work with children 


Staff Writer 

The Northwestern Panhellenic 
Association is heading in a new 
direction this year. According to 
Reatha Cox, program adviser for 
student activities and organizations, 
the focus is on more service projects 
and Greek unity. 

"Until recently, Panhellenic has 
only existed for rush purposes, it 
seems," Cox said. "We are trying to 
offer more service to the students 
than just a meeting." 

Currently , the group is working 
on two projects. Under the direction 
of Cox and service chairman, 
Kimberly Johnson, they will be going 
to Fairview Elementary on Oct. 28 
for trick-or-treat and will also assist 
with the "Boo Parade" on Oct. 30. 

One reason for the trick-or-treat 
program at Fairview, is to give those 
students a chance to participate that 
might not be able to. The "Boo 
Parade" will be held on Front Street 
and will allow children and parents 
of the community to trick-or-treat 
from the local merchants. 

Another project Panhellenic will 
be helping with is Songfest. This is 
a new program being sponsored by 
the Student Activities Board for 
Northwestern students. Songfest 
will be open to all organizations on 
Northwestern's campus, not just 
Greeks. This program is not 
scheduled until later in the school 

Cox is very determined to make 
this year the absolute best for 
Panhellenic. According to this year's 
rush information booklet, "A College 
Panhellenic Association is composed 

of all members of the eligible 
fraternities on its campus. Delegates 
from chapters of these women's 
fraternities form the College 
Panhellenic Council. The Council is 
responsible for local Panhellenic 
operation in accord with National 
Panhellenic Conference policies and 

On Northwestern's campus 
there are three sororities that are 
governed by Panhellenic; Phi Mu, 
Sigma Kappa and Sigma Sigma 

Each sorority elects two 
delegates to be representatives. 
These representatives, along with 
the officers, comprise the Panhellenic 

This year's officers are Mary 
Nelson, president, Erin Herbst, vice 
president and Christy Givens, 
secretary. The officers put a lot of 

time, effort and pride into what they 
are doing. They meet at 1 p.m., 
every other Monday. 

"We encourage sorority 
members to attend Panhellenic 
meetings, simply to be 
knowledgeable of the events 
occurring within the Greek system," 
Herbst said. "Panhellenic intends 

to have a productive year and I hope 
that the sororities will strive to work 
together as a whole and not just 
individually. The main problem 
within the Greek system is lack of 
unity; if we all work together, this 
year will definitely prove to be a 

great success. 

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IHSA members attend 
Texas rodeo competition 


Staff Writer 

Several members of the 
Intercollegiate Horse Show 
Association at Northwestern 
traveled to the associations regional 
rodeo in Mount Pleasant, Texas, this 

Twelve members of this 
organization competed at Northeast 
Texas Community College. There 
were four areas of competition: calf 
roping, goat roping, steer wrestling, 
and barrels. Some members from 
Northwestern's team placed in this 

Chad Hagan did well in the calf 
roping section. Hagan won first in 

round one. He went on to the short 
round where he came in third. He 
was also first in average'. 

Hagan and Brad Pruitt did an 
excellent job in steer wrestling. He 
came in seventh in the short round. 
He also received third in the round 
and third in average. Pruitt was 
sixth in the round. 

Shari Dartez and Todd 
Covington also did well in 
competition. Dartez placed ninth in 
the first round of goat tying. 
Covington placed thirteenth in calf 

Along with the awards relieved, 
the team had one minor accident. 
Seth Jones, one of the riders, 
managed to hang on to his horse in 
the bareback riding competition. 

While trying to stay on the horse, he 
managed to remove the signs. Jones 
earned fifty-nine points for this 
remarkable feat. 

Rebecca Gill , club sponsor, feels 
they did an excellent job in this 
competition. "I am proud of how well 
they did in the first competition. I 
know they will do better in the next 
competition which is October 7-9." 

The competitors are expecting 
to get better. Those whoreceived time 
penalty points or hit barrels are 
practicing so they can receive more 
points in the next competition. They 
are also ti ying to accumulate enough 
quality points in competition to 
qualify for the national competition 
that will be held next June in 
Bozeman, Montana. 


Staff Writers 

Parents enjoy Family Day 

Family Day was an exciting, event-filled day where parents 
could come and see how their son? and daughters were adjusting to college 
life. The Student Activities Board planned the entire day, which kept 

, parents and students busy with 

games, activities and an assembly. 

The day started at 9 a.m. with 
games that the families could play 
together. There was a golf scramble in 
the recreation complex. In the intra- 
mural gym recreational sports were held. At 1:00 the families were di- 
rected toward the A. A. Fredricks Fine Arts Building where they registered 
and received meal and football game tickets for each person attending. 
Student Activities Board director Carl Henry was impressed with the 
number of people who showed up for this occasion. He said, " The turnout 
for Family Day was really good. I estimated about 700 turned out in the fine 
arts auditorium for our Family Day registration and program." 

Melissa Mabou, Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet, was 
the mistress of ceremonies for the program. After she gave a brief introduc- 
tion, Clay Gardner, SGA treasurer, led the group in the invocation. Presi- 
dent Robert Alost welcomed the guests on behalf of the university, followed 
by SGA President Blair Dickens who welcomed the guests on behalf of the 
student body. 

Northwestern's jazz band gave a wonderful performance. Vic 
also entertained the crowd with his dance performances that coincided with 
the music of the band. NSU's Yell Leaders and Purple Pizzazz energized the 
crowd for the game against East Texas later in the evening. Dwayne Jones, 
SAB president, gave away door prizes to the lucky winners. Parents, as 
well as students, were pleased with the program. Jean Ingram, an NSU 
alumnus, said, "I really enjoyed today, It was fun being able to spend time 
with my daughter and seeing what college is like for her. I'm glad to have 
been able to participate in today's program." Sandie Williams 
freshman,said,"The day was very nice and enjoyable. I really liked it. My 
parents and I had a great time." Hollie Moran, freshman, said," I thought 
it was a great opportunity for families to be able to come to NSU to see their 
children again and to be able to spend time with them." 

The parents were treated to an excellent meal in Iberville 
Cafeteria. They were given a large variety of foods to choose from. After the 
meal, families were entertained by a wonderful pregame show from the 
Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band. The game was also excellent. The 
Demons added to the festivities by winning the game 30-19 and breaking 
their losing streak. After the game, the crowd was dazzled by a beautiful 
fireworks display celebrating the victory. 

Carl Henry extends his thanks to all those who made Family Day 
a success this year. 


Fiscal Affairs: 
moves to St. ^ 
Denis Hall ^ 

Staff Writer f* Al ' 

Students in need of any of t 
Fiscal Affairs Offices must now joui, 
ney over to St. Denis Hall, "ty, 
started a little bit of it last sprinj 
and whenever possible moving mors," 
We tried to time it out to everyone't 
convenience," Carl Jones, fiscal foot be < 
ficer andcontroller mentioned. styles i 
The Purchasing, Human R», Blai 
sources, Accounting, BudgetiiWThe "c( 
Cashier's, Student Accounting ai^tatem 
Payroll offices moved out of Roy HaJ "Wh< 
to accomodate the Computer Cejjjke de 
ter , formerly occupying offices at Slfirst fe 
Denis. everyv 
The move was one which harfashioi 
been discussed for several yeari£ither 
People considered moving the Fiscajjke mi 
Affairs Offices into the Studen) Anoi 
Union but finally agreed that all (tng ad< 
the offices should remain togethejboxer s 
in one building. The central locatiojffear. 
also remains ideal — not only is St C< 
Denis found right across from ttyunior, 
much trafficked Student Union, itifcophor 
also much closer to most of the dortause I 
mitories than Roy Hall. Studentj "I 
shouldfind it to be much more accesshirts t 
sible. ally 

The change provided the solujover-si 
tion toother problems as well. Staiitable ai 
leading to the Cashier's Office huithinne 
dered equal hiring under the Amerij Th 
can Disability Act. Also, many majcrossir 
jor administrative offices still at Rojare ah 
Hall used the Computer Center foihave r 
mass printing and other adminisjlaces.c 
trative functions, and too much tim The 
was spent running messages badjtobeei 
and forth. ever b« 

As the move was somewhj part of 
anticipated, Fiscal Affairs had a) "Eve 
ready given up six offices at RqjHolme 
Hall. Thirty-eight employees, aJordai 
eluding the graduate student work one." 
ers, dealt with 15 situation prob Pro! 
lems, in which more than one persoi dresse 
occupied each office. Such an occur wearir 
rence proved to be a problem for ai Ni 
administration intent of runnin|Karan 
smoothly. St. Denis, has 37 offices collect 
including the cashier and receptioi 'Detai 
areas, so the change turned out to h Otl 
worth the temporary inconveniena wearir 
of moving. An employee in the Pui "VV1 
chasing Office, Dianne Huffstickler says. " 
definitely prefers the change. "Oh catch c 
it's great! I love it," she said. 

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of admissions and recruiting, n \j p ^ n 
maining in Roy Hall, not too mucbr ^ 
has or will change dramatically. Ad/"^ - 
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over-30 member staff, but as she 
said, "We're optimists. We're posi- 1 " 
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it work." Adjustment to the change 
is simply a matter of breaking oli 

habits. I 

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Hall include Vice President of Unrttion i 
versity Affairs, Registrar's Officefocess 
Student Financial Aid, Vice Pres&glish 
dent of Academic Affairs, Controllei 
and Personnel Office, Institution 
Research, Graduate Studies, 
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Page 3 

College style 
_jnoving toward 


lw joui. 


Staff Writer 

Deciding what clothes to buy was 
once guided by the signs in a 
store designated men or women, 
but that trend is rapidly disap- 
pearing among college students. 

Guys and girls alike are mov- 
ing towards a trend known as 
gender bending. 

When shopping for clothes, girls 
are apt to be found in the men's 
departments, while the guys are 
just as likely to be at the women's 
jewelry counters as in their own 
prescribed menswear sections. 
Northwestern students may 


seal ofjiot be on the cutting edge of gender bending in fashion but some of the new 
;d. styles are beginning to be seen here. 

tan Rt, Black lace up boots are now seen on as many coeds as male students, 
getinrfhe "combat boots", as they are commonly called, are becoming a fashion 
ng aiitatement of sorts. 

oy HaJ "When I first started wearing them, I guess I was doing something silly, 
;r Cet#ke deconstructing fashion," explains Maddie Boudreaux, one of the 
:s at Sifirst females on campus to wear the combat boots. "But since I walked 

everywhere, they were practical, sturdy and waterproof. I guess they're 
ich ha^ashionable now because other people see how practical they really are. 

yeari£ither that or they just want to be 
e FiscaBke me!" she joked, 
itudem Another traditional male style be- 
lt all mng adopted by women is wearing 
ogethqboxer shorts and t-shirts for leisure 

y is St| Cathy Wilson, a Northwestern 
om ttyunior, and her friend Holly Garcie, a 
ton, itifcophomore, say they wear them "be- 
-he doncause they're comfortable and cute." 
tudenti "I like wearing guys button-up 
e acceishirts too," Wilson said. They're usu- 

he soluover-sized, so they're really comfort- 
. Staiitable and plus they make you look 
ice hiathinner." 

Amerij The girls are not the only ones 
my macrossing the gender line. College guys 
llatRqare also getting into the act. They 
nter fdhave readily taken to wearing neck- 
dminiwlaces, chokers, bracelets and earrings, 
ichtinj The earring, in particular, seems 
es badlto be even more popular this fall than 
ever before. Earrings are becoming a 
newhapart of everyday life it seems. 

had al "Everywhere you look you see at least one guy with an earring," Lamuel 
at Rq Holmes, a senior in Scholars' College says. "On campus, even on TV: Michal 
ees, ei Jordan, "Neon" Dieon [Sanders], even Tom Bradley on '60 Minutes' has 
it work one." 

n prob Probably the most radical fad in men's wear this year has been wearing 
; perea dresses and skirts. Kurt Cobian of Nirvana seems to have been a leader 
a occur wearing skirts while performing on stage. 

a for ai Now major fashion designers are mainstreaming the skirts. Donna 
unnini Karan has had male models in skirts on the runway in her menswear 
office! collections. The Italian designer Versace has an ad running this month in 
iceptioi "Details" magazine with a male wearing a mid-calf length skirt, 
luttoh Other than seeing one male with a skirt at graduation last May, the 
eniena wearing of women's attire has not caught on at Northwestern, 
he Pui f "What are they thinking?" Kristian Todd, a senior in Scholars' College 
iticklei says. "Wearing a dress is going a little too far. I really don't think it will 
e. "Oh catch on here." 



Aichinger finds diversity in conservatism 

ombat boots are becoming 
P lore common among North- 
western coeds 


Staff Writer 

He has been described as one of 
the most conservative, controversial, 
and in some instances, the weirdest 
faculty member on campus. But the 
word that best describes Dr. Alex 
Aichinger is unique. 

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, 
Aichinger attended Ohio State 
University where he received his 
master's. He then went to 

University to attain his docterate in 
political philosophy. But after only a 
year, he had to take an indefinite 
leave of absence for about twelve 
years, because of family illnesses, 
and go back home to Cleveland to 
run the family travel agency. 

He later went to work for the 
New York airlines for two years 
before he decided he wanted 
something more from life and went 
back to finish his doctorate. 

His first job was at University of 
Virginia for only one year to take the 
place of a teacher who was on 
sabbatical leave. Then he came here 
to Northwestern where he has been 
for four years. 

One of Aichinger's more 

identifying qualities is his 
conservativeness. College faculties 
today have reputations as liberals. 

Aichinger said dealing with the 
diversity isn't a problem. 

"I don't find it hard. Many of the 
matters that I argue are very 
important ones, but everyone is 

He is a people person, and shares a 
wonderful relationship with his 

"Dr. Aichinger is a very 
interesting teacher, although 
sometimes he is very hard. He makes 
you want to learn about political 
science. He makes you want to dive 

"I look at a person for their 
individuality and not for 
whose side they're on" 

entitled to their own opinion. Most 
of the time I find it fun." 

According to colleague and 
friend, Dr. John Price, "As a 
colleague, Alex is a good guy to drink 
coffee with and have a party with. 
He's a social animal. He's very 
gregarious. All his colleagues like 
him. Most all the students like him." 

Conservatives are not generally 
characterized as people persons 
unless they are dealing with people 
of their own kind. 

This is not true for Aichinger. 

into the studies, not just go home 
and tally with the book and come in 
and take a test. You have to know 
what's going on. If you enjoy political 
science, Dr. Aichinger is right there 
with you. He's just a great guy," 
said Jay Budd, SGA vice-president 
and a political science major. 

"He's easy to get along with. 
He's fair with the students, and he's 
very accessible to students. I've seen 
him meet students up here on 
weekends at odd hours, if you have 
an interest in political science hell 

meet you more than half way. If a 
student has an interest in anything, 
hell try to nourish that interest 
along. He has a real commitment to 
teaching; a real commitment to 
students,"said Price. 

According to Aichinger, "I feel I 
have something to offer students, as 
well as they do to me. I look at a 
person for their individuality and 
not for whose side they're on. 

For someone who bike rides, 
plays tennis, collects stamps, and 
builds model ships, he sure makes 
plenty of time for others. 

Aichinger spoke with some 
students recently about trying to 
start a Rush Limbaugh scholarship 
here at NSU. 

"I wasn't really serious, I was 
morejoking." Aichinger said. " Butit 
would be something to think about. 
It could help those conservative 
students interested in pursuing 
political-oriented degrees." 

Aichinger says he enjoys 
Northwestern, but he wishes to see 
more student involvement. 

"We see signs up about the 
different activities involving SAB, 
SGA, sororities and fraternities, but 
we don't hear much about them 
afterward. Students activities are 
made by the students, for the 
students," said Aichinger. 

King captivates in Needful Things 

Movie version a fast paced continuation of the novel 


Staff Writer 

Seldom is a movie produced 
which compliments the book it is 
based on as well as Needful Things. 

The movie proved to be more of a 
continuation of the novel and was 
not treated as a separate entity; it 
was more like a cinematic elaboration 
of the book. 

Leland Gaunt, an evil monster 
who sets his sites on destroying 
relatively small communities, finally 
meets his match when he attacks 
Castle Rock. 

To truly appreciate the movie 
one must read the book. Not that the 
book is completely necessary, but it 
does explain much of the hidden 
symbolism the movie doesn't take 

time to elaborate on. One such 
character is the Elvis loving 
housewife who wears large glasses 
because they make her feel close to 
the "King." 

' Gaunt purchases her soul for a 
pair of glasses that make her feel 
like she is making love to Elvis and 
this blinds her to the fact her son, 
Brian Rusk, has sold his soul for a 
baseball card and will commit 
suicide. Without having read the 
book one would not make the 
connection between the lady in large 
glasses and the child that commits 

The saving grace to this town is 
the love its citizens feel toward one 
another. The true fear the 
townspeople have cannot be 
understood by anyone except the 
sheriff, Alan Pangborn. He confronts 
his f°ar as Rusk commits suicide 

and turns his fear to hatred and 
vengeance for "the monster" known 
as Gaunt. 

Gaunt manages to infiltrate the 
community by providing them with 
the things they have always longed 
for in exchange for a favor, a "small, 
harmless trick." 

He thrives on the fact that 
everything is for sale. He purchases 
the minds and souls of Castle Rock 
by providing them with the things 
they think they cannot live without 
for a price they think they cannot 
resist. His harmless tricks, the price 
for their purchases, leave several 
people dead, animals skinned alive, 
and the priest and preacher fighting 
in public over whether gambling is a 

The tricks Gaunt manipulates 
Castle Rock's citizens into playing 
leads the victims to blindly accuse 

each other, thus manipulating them 
into his own twisted game. Gaunt 
only receives true pleasure when 
the citizens take the law into their 
own hands and people perished. 

The devil has the upper hand 
throughout most of the story only to 
loose it in the end, be completely 
destroyed, then rise from the 
shattered, burning remains of his 
workshop. Few writers or directors 
can allow evil to prevail, the dark 
side dominate, and still produce a 
story which will captivate the 
audience as well as Stephen King or 
Fraser C. Heston do with Needful 

The fast paced nature of the 
novel and movie were typical of King 
and makeNeedful Things well worth 
the $5.00 admission price or the 
$24.95 book price. 

[ng '^leiv English professor enjoys teaching, wants to make students realize 'education is a means to an end' 

"Itolavito challenged by transition from graduate school to teaching 


3 for 
as she 
re posi J 

change Staff Writer 

ting oU 

[ in Rof Helping people realize that edu- 
of Uni*tion is an ongoing and valuable 
Officefocess is one of many goals of new 
e Pres&glish professor Rocky Colavito. 
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was hired 
through a 
that was 
last year. 
placed ads 

^national publications for a writing 
tecialist/rnetoric and composition 
terson, which was Colavito's speci- 

Colavito was hired, and h^ and 
'^8 wife, Katia, packed their bags 
"id moved to Natchitoches. "It was 
1 Dice mutual agreement between 
V wife and myself about an oppor- 
Wty available to me and a chance 
^ work with some good people. 

It was a chance to work in a 
Ifogram that is really starting to 
^e off, and a chance to work with 
fettle good receptive students. It 
♦ould give my wife a chance to live in 
'place where she is acclimated to 
tod we both wanted to give the south 
•try," said Dr. Colavito. 

Colavito recently obtained his 

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doctorate in rhetoric and the teach- 
ing of English from the University of 
Arizona, where he taught part-time 
at a community college before com- 
ing to Northwestern. 

Teaching at the community col- 
lege provided him with solid teach- 
ing and theoretical experience. He 
currently teaches Rhetoric and com- 
position , Technical composition, and 
a graduate course in general compo- 

Colavito continues to enjoy 
teaching his students and making 
them realize that education is a 
means to an end, however, Colavito 
hopes his students won't have to 
think of education as the end. 

"Any type of education that stu- 
dents obtain should be valued. What 
my students think really matters. I 
would like to help people get beyond 
the "because I say so' response. Not 
so much the questioning of author- 
ity, but realizing that it's okay to 
wonder, to try and figure things out 
for yourself." 

Although he has already been 
published in various publications 
and has done presentations at con- 
ferences, Dr. Colavito doesn't feel he 
has accomplished nearly as much as 
he would. He is most gratified by the 
fact that he has been able to publish 
and speak on a variety of areas. 

Dr. Colavito has nothing but 
praise for his students. "The gradu- 
ate students that I am working with 
in my General Composition III class 
are really motivated. They give a 

great accounting of themselves and 
the programs they come from. The 
undergraduates that I am working 
with are very lively and intelligent; 
they have a lot to say. I think they 
are a lot more motivated than people 
I have run across in the past at other 

curred on campus. I am not aware 
enough to really find a place in all of 
this. It is just interesting to see how 
different things play themselves 
out," remarked Colavito. 

Colavito grew up in Rochester, 
New York. He received his B. A. and 

'Any type of education that 
students obtain should be 

institutions," Colavito said. 

The "camaraderie" of North- 
western is a change from the "surli- 
ness" of the University of Arizona. 
Referring to the University of Ari- 
zona, he remarked that it was easy 
to see where a person fit in, and 
where he didn't fit in. 

In contrast, he feels that North- 
western has divisions, but he hasn't 
seen them come into play. "Every 
time I have smiled or said 'hi' to 
someone they have always been real 
willing and open to smile and say 
hello back, which is gratifying," he 

The transaction from graduate 
school to teaching at a university is 
not an easy one, but Dr. Colavito is 
looking forward to the challenge. 
"I have become intrigued by 

M.A. from Saint Bonabenture Uni- 
versity, "a nice, isolated, little Catho- 
lic university in New York." Out of 
the 2500 students who attended the 
university, 90 percent of them came 
from parochial schools. 

Colavito was in the 10 percent 
that came from a public school. "It 
was a good education, very tradi- 
tional, very conical, but a good edu- 
cation nonetheless. It prepared me 
well for going out to the University 

of Arizona," said Colavito. 

Presently his main hobby is 
"reinvestigating and re-enjoying" 
popular culture, which he is a real 
student of . Reading popular litera- 
ture, watching horror movies, and 
watching the science fiction channel 
are some of his other hobbies. Cur- 
rently, his favorite author is mys- 
tery writer James Ellroy. 

In regards to his hobbies, Dr. 
Colavito said, "I never even stop and 
think about hobbies, because I am so 
consumed with my work right now, 
but I still manage to get those things 

What does he think about 
Natchitoches? "It's, dare I say, it's 
very neighborly. One of my students 
just wrote about this. The commu- 
nity seems to look out for its own. 
That impresses me. It is nice to be 

welcomed. I like what I have seen 
and experienced so far. 

Natchitoches is very similar to 
my hometown in New York. I lived 
in a small rural town, probably even 
smaller than Natchitoches. We don't 
even have a McDonald's. So I am 
used to small town atmosphere. 

There are a lot of things my wife 
and I have to explore and we are 
really looking forward to doing so," 
said Dr. Colavito. 

The elections for Mr. and 
Miss NSU resulted in a run- 
off to be held Thursday, not a 
tie as reported. The 
candidates for Mr. NSU are 
Blair Dickens and David 
Rose. The candidates for 
Miss NSU are Jennifer 
Berry and Erin Herbst. 






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It seems more and more we see American society 
break down into special interests, each equally distrustful 
of the other. 

The increasing divisiveness in our culture 
threatens to tear it apart, yet what are we doing? Here, in 
our "microcosm of society," we may say that there is 
nothing we can do about problems such as these. 
However, we as college students are the perpetuation of 
this type of thinking. 

If we can't stand up for ourselves now, while we 
are free to do so, how will we ever? Use it or lose it. 

The same applies to campus organizations — now 
numbering over 150. Some of these organizations are 
referred to as brotherhoods, sisterhoods and support 
groups. They often volunteer for charitable efforts 
throughout the community. 

Understand, we realize how important 
volunteering to wash windows at the Lemee House is, 
but how often do you see them working together for a 
cause. What about developing brotherhood or sisterhood 
outside the group? The recent fraternity wars illustrate 
this point beautifully. 

Furthermore, the lack of racial integration in these 
groups, both black and white, is a testament to the need 
for a more open dialogue among all organizations. Why, 
in the 1990s, is Rush on North western's campus still 
segregated? Why do black sororities belong to the Pan- 
Hellenic organization and white sororities belong to the 
Panhellenic organization? Can't these groups work 
together, even for a charitable cause? 

Some fraternities are integrated such as Theta Chi 
and Alpha Kappa Alpha. Both black and white social 
fraternities belong to the IFC (Intra-Fraternity Council). 
However, some white fraternities cannot find peace even 
with each other. The recent fight among Kappa Alphas, 
Kappa Sigmas and Tau Kappa Epsilons, in which some 
were arrested, is a glaring example of that fact. 

Greeks are integrated on the national level and on 
other campuses. At Northwestern, however, the very 
idea an exchange between black and white fraternities 
and/ or sororities would be offensive to many. 

Truly, the social sororities and fraternities on this 
campus do promote brotherhood and sisterhood — but 
only among students of the same race and matching 
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(Reprinted with permission of James 
Overby, President of The Freedom 
Forum, Arlington, VA.) 

Too many academic leaders have 
become soft on the First Amend- 
ment. Journalism school deans, in 
particular, should be using their 
leadership and their resources to 
protect unpopular speech. Instead, 
many deans and professors are 
cozying up to speech codes and valu- 
ing politically correct speech above 
free speech. More than ever before, 
journalism and mass communica- 
tions professors are unwilling to get 
involved in the struggle for First 
Amendment values on their cam- 

The most fragile element in the 
First Amendment is unpopular 
speech. Yet, that is where the most 
people get soft on the First Amend- 
ment. The First Amendment was 
not adopted to protect popular or 
majority thoughts. It was not writ- 
ten to undergird concepts that are 
politically correct at any given time. 
It was written specifically to protect 
the right of people to say whatever 
they want, no matter how unpopu- 
lar or politically incorrect. 

Where are our leaders on college 
campuses? Too often, they are on the 
wrong side that believes speech can 
be regulated for greater social good. 

Our journalism schools should be 
the first to stand up against any 
kind of sanctions against unpopular 
speech. Sadly, the move toward mass 
communications and away from pure 
journalism has contributed to this 
shrinking defense of the First 
Amendment. That is true in the com- 
munications industry as well as on 
college campuses. The communica- 
tion lines are beginning to blur. In 
our developing Information Age, we 
will draw fewer and fewer distinc- 
tions between television and cable, 
between computers and telephones, 
maybe even between newspapers. 
Government regulations dominate 
some of those industries. The big 
question is: Will communications 
leaders allow government-imposed 
regulations to invade previously 
unregulated areas of news and in- 
formation? The entire communica- 
tions business stands at a cross- 

The leaders of American commu- 
nications must make sure the First 
Amendment continues to shape the 
future of the news and information 
business. On college campuses, the 
blurred lines of mass communica- 
tions must not diminish the impor- 
tance of the First Amendment. That 
means all the disciplines of mass 
. communications must put their top 
value on the First Amendment. It 
means communications deans and 
professors must be willing to get 
their hands dirty. Protecting un- 

popular speech is not an exercise in 
cleanliness. Unpopular speech often 
is repugnant and irresponsible but 
it is — or should be — protected by 
the First Amendment. 

Speech codes of any kind, no 
matter how well intentioned, repre- 
sent the first cracks in the First 
Amendment. Campus administra- 
tors, like government administra- 
tions, have no business setting rules 
that relate to speech. If speech codes 
have been proposed for your campus 
and you have sat quietly by, you 
have failed as a leader. You cannot 
be a true leader in journalism and 
mass communications and sit on the 
sidelines when free speech is threat- 
ened. In a basketball game, when 
time is running out and the score is 
close, the mark of a leader is a player 
who wants the ball. Too many of you 
do not want the ball. You are sitting 
on the sidelines or, worse, helping 
the other side, the speech regula- 

While you are looking the other 
way, something dangerous is hap- 
pening. Speech codes and the con- 
cept of teaching, developing or in- 
suring politically correct speech are 
gaining wider popular acceptance. 
You are not alone in your lackluster 
defense of the First Amendment. 
Too many newspaper and television 
executives are shrinking from this 
fight, too. Because you are a leader 
in communications, you do not have 
the luxury of pretending this is not 

no „it w V* 

Religion in schools okay for the willing 

hich unf 
itate thro 

your fight. »ns into i 

Every threat to free speech is I The St 
direct threat to future freedoms andecording 
to free and unbridled communica iongressi' 
tions. Every attempt to regulate ufflolit ical a 
popular speech is an assault on thiersed or 
future strength of the First Amendkg Rights 
ment. lights Act 

I urge you to devote more tin*ive fair i 
and energy to the First Amendmentes. 
on your campuses. The Su 

— Stand up and be counted againstons, atte 
codes and regulations concerninticts tha 
free speech and free press. 

— Engage your faculty colleag 
in discussions that get into the nitty'' 
gritty conflicts of the First Amend' 
ment. Make the First Amendment 
current on your campus, not a his- I rece 
torical platitude. V special 

— Instruct and confront, if nece*cent typ 
sary, your students with today's rworplant. 
alities and consequences of the Fird Fort 
Amendment. ^rd of tl 

Leaders have to pick their figMlpsules w 
and priorities carefully. Make thfcn in a f 
First Amendment one of the priortole is ust 
ties you are willing to fight for. Wdesurfac 
not let campus turf take on a highCsmall in 
value for you than the First Amendtetic. Tl 
ment. If you are not willing to figbfreventpr 
for the First Amendment, who wiMfailure r 
You represent the legacies of Ben" Furth 
jamin Franklin, James Madison afldsporter i 
Thomas Jefferson. You cannot arAncy an< 
must not be neutral in this figh^enagers. 
The time has come for our communwewed a 1 
cations leaders to decide to put up<*r mothe 
shut up. Onager i 

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School prayer won a major battle 
in 1990 when the Supreme Court 
ruled public high schools must allow 
student prayer groups to meet and 
worship if other student clubs are 
permitted to meet at school. The 
ruling allows students to gather for 
the sole purpose of prayer. This won- 
derful freedom is being criticized by 
people who do not understand the 
significance of prayer in the lives of 
young Christians. 

Recently, students around the 
nation celebrated the Supreme Court 
ruling by holding prayer rallies on 
their campuses. These rallies were 
organized and led by the students at 
each school. One student in Georgia 
said only one word could describe 
what he felt at the rally he attended: 
awesome. What a wonderful state- 
ment! Here is a young person who is 
excited about his religion and wished 
to acknowledge his faith publicly. 

Positive and negative reactions 
were evident at all rallies. In Okla- 
homa, the school board received a 
critical letter from a member of the 
Freedom From Religion Foundation 
Inc. He argued that the rallies were 
misleading because people pretend 

students organized and lead the ral- 
lies when, in reality, they are con- 
trolled by powerful fundamentalist 

It is important to realize that at 
this point more than one million 
students participated in this year's 
rallies. All of these students partici- 
pated because they wanted to pray 
and share in the support which can 
stem from this type of meeting. This 
is important because opponents of 
school prayer argue students are 
forced to participate in prayer ses- 

While I believe school prayer is 
good for the students who wish to 
participate, I also believe that no 
students should be forced to partici- 
pate if they do not wish to pray. 
Prayer should be a choice. I feel the 
school systems are handling prayer 
appropriately by allowing those who 
wish to gather and pray to do so. 
Students who want to pray are en- 
joying the freedom to pray, while 
students who do not wish to pray are 
not being forced to participate. 

In the foundation for this coun- 
try, our forefathers tried to guaran- 
tee the future generations certain 
rights. Among these is the freedom 
of religion. All people, practicing all 

types of religion, should be respected 
by the community, including those 
who practice no religion. This is why 
prayer should be a choice and not a 
forced activity. 

The right to actually choose 
whether or not to pray is a choice 
itself. The leaders of this country, in 
the form of the Supreme Court, 
choose to give students a choice on 
the issue of prayer. They should be 
allowed to exercise their choice with- 
out outside interference. 

Quite often, opponents of school 
prayer simply do not want their chil- 
dren to feel pressured into practic- 
ing beliefs which they do not share. 
People who feel prayer is wrong for 
this reason need to be strong enough 
in their beliefs to trust their chil- 
dren will do what they feel led to do. 
I do not think any Christian would 
try to pressure other persons into 
participating in prayer when they 
do not wish to pray. If fear is the 
leading factor in opposition, then 
opponents need to address their own 
problems instead of creating prob- 
lems for students who wish to pray 
in school. 

My understanding is that prayer 
is generally conducted in meetings 
similar to the meetings of other 

school organizations. This mean 8 
students attend by choice, not W 

force, and any student who does no* 

attend this meeting should feel fl*. 
differently than when he does n<*" lettert 
attend other school club meeting^iOtte nw 
These students are not discriminatt4| C / MSI0n 
against because they do not a ^ tet \erveS t 
the prayer meetings. I 

Students who attend these me^" sf be " 
ings feel good things happen wh^l/tfd to 
they pray. They feel stronger in the ^_ 
everyday lives and feel they are mo 1 * 
prepared to handle issues they mu^y CARI 

face. It appears that stronger, moi^. 

productive citizens are being cr*" Qn Fri 
ated. By allowing school prayer, jq^ 

are allowing the creation of a stroHV^^j. a j 
ger nation through out children- }i 0UT q, 
stronger nation means a stronff ef l| 0vv fo os i 
world and what could possibly ^troducir 
more important to our futures? Jfom the 
People need to stop and look s H>a s ted a 
the state of affairs in the world Wjm f rom 
day. Wars are being waged, fanii ,1 Tv e j The: 
is striking down helpless individ* 1 'latant d 
als and violence is taking over oU %j es an( j 
cities. This destruction is spanm 1 ^ Univer 
the globe and a handful of people ^^pideg a 
fighting prayer in public schools." <idorsed ; 
preach acceptance, but no one -r^ 
accepting. We beg for peace, but "%u s tj ce t 

one is listening. 



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September 28,1993 



Bob and Charlotte Oakton: R.I.P. 




They came without warning, 
fheir ferocious motors and common 
^nguage filled the air. These were 
30 ordinary pedestrians; they were 
jere for my son," Mrs. Mabel Oakton 
uf Live Oak Lane said. 

This is the story of "Bob" and 
■Charlotte" and twelve others. Af- 
ter being taken from their homes, 
separated from their parents and 
loved ones, and forced to live out 
their days in the sweltering sun, 
-hey gave in to the inevitable.. 

This heinous torture took its toll 
>n the two of them Saturday morn- 
ing. Bob Oakton of #1 Drive-By 
gardens and his wife Charlotte 
Dakton of #7 Horticulture Row he- 
roically struggled for their lives. 

Theirs was a content life sitting 
along Chaplin's lake. They had their 
lucks and their horses. The frater- 
nity house nearby always provided 
iome measure of entertainment. 

"But best of all were the young lov- 
ers who would sit beneath our limbs," 
Bob wrote in his journal. 

"Sometimes we would play tricks 
on them," Bob continued. "We 
dropped twigs and leaves on them, 
other times we would send a few 
ants to disrupt the really heavy busi- 
ness. Mostly, though, we provided 
shade and a comfortable place to sit, 
because we liked the company." 

This was the way of the Oaktons. 
They were simple, God-fearing oak 
trees. They found it within their 
hearts to forgive when the men came 
and separated them from each other. 
They struggled to forgive their tor- 
mentors when they realized that the 
transplant had weakened them to 
the point of life-threatening. 

While their last weeks were 
plagued by the physical pains of a 
body shutting down, their spirits 
seemed to soar. 

"You could just feel the Holy 
Spirit surrounding them," said Jon 
Arnold, a member of the Tree 
Huggers Association. "T.H.A. was 

there with them all the way, and we 
will be with the others as they go 
through their times of pain and de- 

Bob's and Charlotte's deaths 
demonstrate the mortality of us all. 
They were warm and caring folks, 

represent all that was good here at 
Northwestern, but when they moved 
us, the students looked down at us. 
We were objects of ridicule and 

I am so sorry she felt that way. I 
didn't mean for her to be a target, 

He was mistakenly removed 
from the shores of Chaplin's 
Lake... his system is in shock 
and he may never recover 

who would offer their shade to any- 
one. They loved all the friendly 
people out at Chaplin's Lake. 

"They seemed to be hustling and 
hurrying too much," Charlotte said 
of the students. "We preferred to 

but rather those who were respon- 
sible for killing her. 

"We served a purpose by the 1 ake , 
the young and old could rest their 
tired bones and brain-strained minds 
while taking in the beauty of nature, 

but what good were we in the middle 
of a parking lot/road?" Charlotte con- 

Their deaths are truly a tragedy 
her at Northwestern. Unfortunately, 
they will not be the last ones. The 
other twelve are fighting for their 
dear lives as well. Some are showing 
signs of survival and strength, while 
others are desperately holding on to 
what they have. 

The pine trees seem to be well- 
acclimated to the environment, how- 
ever the cypress tree is not faring 
very well. He was mistakenly re- 
moved from the shores of Chaplin's 
Lake, a very wet area, and placed in 
the bone dry surroundings of Horti- 
culture Row, his system is in shock 
and he may never recover. 

Prayer groups are forming at the 
Wesley- Wesminster Foundation on 
Mondays and Wednesdays at noon 
and at the Baptist Student Union on 
Thursdays during lunch for our dear 
departed friends and the other vic- 
tims of this maniacal experiment. 
Father Roy at Holy Cross Catholic 

Church and Dr. Joel Worley, associ- 
ate professor ofbusiness and elder of 
the Church of Christ, have been in 
solemn prayer since Saturday after- 

Dr. Brad Creed, formerly the 
pastor of First Baptist Church on 
Second St.; Rev. Douglas Cain, of 
First United Methodist Church; and 
Bro. Michael-David of Trinity Epis- 
copal will be jointly officiating the 
memorial services. This is the first 
of its kind in the world. 

Dr. Hiram F. Gregory Jr. will be 
leading a Native American blessing 
of the grounds, so that the spirit of 
the trees may meet with the Great 
Spirit and have eternal blessings. 

The memorial services will begin 
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First 
Holy Rollers Church of the Un- 
churched of Natchitoches, 300 
Oaklandish Drive. Gold dust prayer 
cloths embossed with the "Flaming 
N" will be available for a small fee. 
Reminder: Prayer requests will re- 
ceive greater response if a 'Lincoln' 
accompanies the request. 

Congressional redistricting results in racial apartheid 



I On June 28, 1993 the Supreme 
Court dramatically altered the 
purse of racial politics in America, 
their 5-4 ruling in the case of Shaw 
I Reno reinstated and gave stand- 
ing to the suit filed by five white 
(forth Carolina citizens. 

The suit contended that the North 
varolina legislature had approved a 
1**^ *ongressional reapportionment 
* A i- which unfairly gerrymandered the 
itate through segregating its citi- 
ms into white and black districts, 
eech is t The Supreme Court's decision, 
ioms aniccording to the July 10 issue of 
nmunica Congressional Quarterly , shook the 
ulateuwolitical world. This decision re- 
lit on thtsrsed or almost reversed the Vot- 
t Amen*g Rights Act of 1965. The Voting 
iights Act forced southern states to 
lore tin^ive fair representation to minori- 

The Supreme Court, in past deci- 
dagaimfons, attempted to encourage dis- 
mcerniiiiicts that resembled the racial 
the nitty 
t Amend- 

lot a hi* I recently watched an evening 
"V special that reported on the most 
, if nece*cent type of female birth control- 
aday's relorplant. 

FtheFirtl For those of you who haven't 
leard of the device, it consists of six 
eir fight^psules which are placed under the 
Hake thfcn in a fanlike pattern. The cap- 
he priortole is usually implanted on the in- 
lt for. DWe surface of the upper arm through 
i a highe'small incision using a local anes- 
tAmendtetic. This device is supposed to 
ig to figMfevent pregnancy for five years with 
who willlfailure rate of one percent, 
s of Ben* Further into the program, the 
cusonaoAporter mentioned teenage preg- 
innot aiAncy and the rise of sex among 
his fighttenagers. Later the reporter inter- 
:ommuttWewed a 13-year-old girl along with 
i put up<*r mother. The reporter asked the 
Onager if she had ever had sex. 
'he girl replied "Yes." Her mother's 
*outh dropped when she heard her 
1^ *ughters answer. 
L \ si Later there was talk about how 

make-up of their states. Their new 
decision has dramatically strayed 
from previous court decisions. 

The court now believes, accord- 
ing to Dave Kaplan in the July 17 
issue of Congressional Quarterly , 
that racial representation should not 
be the soul purpose for reapportion- 

In writing the court's majority 
opinion Sandra Day O'Connor stated 
"we believe that reapportionment is 
one area in which appearances do 
matter. A reapportionment plan that 
includes in one district individuals 
... who may have little in common 
with one another but the color of 
their skin bears an uncomfortable 
resemblance to political apartheid." 

The decision was, in my opinion, 
the only logical way to attack a prob- 
lem of this nature. I agree with 
O'Connor in that America's districts 
should be divided in such a way that 
they don't discriminate against any 

The dissenting opinion focused 
on the case ofThornburg v. Gingles. 
This dissecting opinion called for 

the creation of minority districts 
whenever possible. This is the creed 

How can a congressman from south 
Louisiana represent a city in north- 

...Ifyou by the argument that only blacks 
can represent blacks then the 14 percent 
now represented by Jim McCrery are 
being unfairly represented. 

the Justice department used for last 
years reapportionment of the United 
States. The dissectors were Byron 
White, Harry Blackman, John 
Stevens, and the Bush appointee 
David Souter. 

Stevens disagreed with O'Connor 
by saying time again that there is no 
constitutional requirement of com- 
pactness or contiguity and , the courts 
opinion, does not suggest otherwise. 
Stevens believes that it is accept- 
able to reapportion for minorities. 

I disagree with Stevens. Congres- 
sional districts should be compact. 

em Louisiana without unfairly rep- 
resenting one or the other. 

On that point North Carolina is 
not the only state where districts 
were drawn from minority groups. 
There are 52 districts with majority 
African-Americans or Hispanics 
American populations. 

Some have been gerrymandered, 
others have simply represented their 
geographical arras. Some examples 
of such districts are Flordia's third 
district, which includes 14 counties, 
Illinois fourth district, which makes 
a strange arch. New York's 12th 

district, which is mostly Hispanic 
and cuts through Queens, Brooklyn, 
and Manhattan, and, of course, 
Louisiana's fourth district, which 
connects Shreveport Ruston, Mon- 
roe, the delta parishes, Alexandria, 
Baton Rouge and Lafayette. 
Louisiana's fourth district is repre- 
sented by Cleo Fields. 

Fields district is a perfect ex- 
ample of how a district can be gerry- 
mandered for the sake of race and 
discrimination against the people of 
the district, both white and black. 
There is no way that Fields can rep- 
resent an area from Shreveport to 
Baton Rouge equally. 

Louisiana should have districts 
that represent the people who live in 
a certain geographical area. When 
Fields district was created 66 per- 
cent black it resulted in the creation 
of the 86 percent white fifth district, 
now represented by republican Jim 

That means if you buy the argu- 
ment that only blacks can represent 
blacks then the 14 percent now rep- 
resented by McCrery are being un- 

fairly represented and the 44 per- 
cent of the whites being represented 
by Fields are also getting the shaft. 

If we believe in the ideas of Mar- 
tin Luther King we should strive for 
color blind districts. In all my soul 
searching I have to believe Fields 
district was not made for an African 
American congressman, but rather 
for Fields. 

Fields was a strong supporter of 
our governor and our governor re- 
warded Fields. At this point there is 
a case to overturn Louisiana's dis- 

The suit has been filed by four 
natives of Lincoln Parish. They claim 
the boundaries have been unfairly 

If the case of Shaw v. Reno is 
justly applied to Louisiana's fourth 
district then there is no doubt, in my . 
opinion, that the fourth district will 
not survive. 

It would be in the best interest of 
the state of Louisiana and its citi- 
zens, both black and white, that ra- 
cial apartheid be stomped out. 

Venereal disease forgotten in quest to prevent pregnancy 

sexually active today's teenagers are, 
and they are getting more active 
every year. According to reports one 
out of every three had experienced 
had experienced sex by their senior 
year of high school. 

I understand that there is a 
serious problem with teenage sex 
and pregnancy, but we also have a 
bigger problem - STDs and AIDS. 
Why suggest different methods of 
birth control, such as "the pill" and 
Norplant to prevent pregnancy, if 
we are not attacking the bigger prob- 

All we are saying is that it is 
okay she won't get pregnant and 
deal with it. We are spending lots of 
money testing products such as 
Norplant, and we should be spend- 
ing more time and money finding 
cures for uncurable diseases. 

I really don't think that we are 
taking sex serious. Some don't un- 
derstand that one night of unpro- 

Speaking of unprotected sex 
and carelessness, for those of 
you who like to get drunk 
every weekend, beware 

tected sex means more than just 
pleasure-alot more. I know some of 
you are tired of hearing this, but 
when you have unprotected sex, you 
are sleeping with everyone that per- 
son has slept with. Some say "If I get 
something, I'll go to the doctor and 
get it taken off." 

What some fail to realize is that 
gonorrhea and herpes could be AIDS 
in disguise. There isn't a doctor in 
the world who can help you with 

that. Maybe the doctor could help 
for a little while, but not for long. 

Speakingof unprotected sex and 
carelessness, for those of you who 
like to get drunk every weekend, 
beware. If you know that drinking 
impairs your judgment, then don't 
drink every time you go out. I can't 
tell you not to drink at all because of 
a stupid decision. Remember one 
night of pleasure could cost you your 

I saw a commercial on televi- 
sion, and the message was that ev- 
ery 10 seconds someone in the world 
is infected with HIV, and every 17 
minutes some one in the United ' 
States dies of AIDS. 

Some may say well, most of 
those cases are in undeveloped or 
poor countries, but it doesn't matter. 
Life is life. Whether it's France, 
Germany or the United States, this 
affects all of us. 

Getting back to teenage preg- 
nancy, I agree that there is a grow- 
ing problem with teenagers and sex. 
I'm sure all of us know someone who 
was sexually active during or before 
high school. If you don't, I'm almost 
positive that there was one or more. 

I graduated from high school in 
1990, and during my years in high 
school there was a lot of talk about 
sex. And in some incidents more 
than just talk. 

There was not much talk about 

STDs because some thought that it 
wasn't a serious issue. Most teenag- 
ers worry more about their hormones 
and not about diseases. 

For those of you who are saying, 
"Well, I use a condom," all I can say 
is "good job." At least some are try- 
ing to protect themselves. I don't 
know how effective condoms are 
against the spread of AIDS, but a 
condom sure does help. 

It is 1993, and more high school 
and college students are thinking 
more about safe sex, right? Well, 
let's hope so. We all give in to situa- 
tions that we really shouldn't give 
into, but that is natural. 

The big problem is giving into 
unprotected sex. We are all human, 
and we will make mistakes. Some- 
times we have chances to make-up 
for those mistakes. 

Think about it, if you get AIDS 
will you have a chance to make-up? 

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>en wailed to The Current Sauce at NSU Box 5306 by 3 p.m. Friday. 

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ger, TCiotK. 

Cing ^ 0n Fridav afternoon, Sept. 24, 
rayer, *"t»93 KNWD had the audacity to 
,fastro% duct 

a live radio broadcast from a 
ildren jH hour qu iet facility. Like TV talk- 

Str ° n Ml OW nosts - tw0 DJs sat at a table 
ssibly "producing each artist to perform 

UrCS? dL m tne Da ' conv outside they 
id look a \sted about the wattage ampli- 
world ^jed f r0 m the speakers at ground 

d ' ^^trt* 61- These actions demonstrated a 
indivio _l«tant disregard of the housing 
over o Vj es ana - no i se regulations, 
spanm University officials have declared 
>eople W> Pides a 24 hour quiet facility yet 
hools. ."^dorsed a radio broadcast from the 
10 one This double standard is an 

but "Justin t the students accused of 

'ise policy violations. 

This two- 

faced act of poor judgment negates 
the authority given to the housing 
staff. University police, resident as- 
sistants and other school employees 
have confronted students previously 
for noise policy violations. Nothing 
was done to successfully abolish the 
nuisance hosted by KNWD. 

I was let down when KNWD coun- 
terbalanced the diversity scale of 
Rapides dormitory. The separate but 
unequal practices of KNWD has 
forced a live broadcast from my 
"home." Every student does not ap- 
preciate the music, the artists, the 
segregated formats nor the simple 
idea of this station arbitrarily am- 
plifying from a 24 hour quiet dormi- 
tory. The university employees who 
consented to this double standard 
should reassure that such noise pol- 
lution does not occur again. 

Don't overlook life's little things 



It's late September and the sea- 
son is changing. This wonderful rite 
of passage showcases nature at it's 
finest. Ashamed should be the man 
who doesn't understand and appre- 
ciate this festival of fall. There are 
obvious signs all over campus; the 
leaves are doing their patented col- 
orful dance, the trees are swaying 
stiffly in the breeze , the grass (thank- 
fully enough for us with mowers) is 
growing at a less alarming clip, and 
the temperature is beginning it's 
much-needed descent into bearable 
degrees. These are available to the 
naked eye on a daily basis. But, as 
often as we notice this natural trea- 
sures, do we ever truly store and 
remember them? 

The little things in life have an amaz- 
ing capacity to slip from our collec- 
tive memories. Try and think about 
winter. For me it seems hard to 
recall exactly how it felt to be cold or 

recollect the last time I wore a jacket 
out of necessity. It's shameful how 
some of life's truer pleasures can so 
easily elude us. 

Unless things bear down on us 
with some malignant intensity we 

our football games (probably dis- 
cussing our high-tech offense). I'm 
gonna make a point of storing these 
little tidbits of nothingness in my 
memory. Why you ask? 

Because life is nothing more than 

...throw your hands in the air 
and scream like hell 

seem to wash them from conscious- 
ness like so many 'Saved by the Bell' 
episodes. The little things in life 
often get overlooked, but that's only 
until you realize there are no little 
things in life. 

There's no doubt that in the next 
few days I will have a chance to see 
and observe some of the very things 
I've mentioned; 111 see a few more 
sweaters being worn in the upcom- 
ing weeks, 111 hear people warming 
their car up, and i even might see 
people huddled together at one of 

an accumulation of little things. 
Little things that we say and do day 
after day after day. Life is more 
important than that big biochemis- 
try test you have Friday. You may 
not sense that now, but that's the 
very point I'm hoping to make. 

It's exceedingly ■ je to be re- 
freshed by things n Enjoy a 
vicious rainstorm. Walk through a 
field with no shoe: Chase a 
rabbi t through the v Trust me; 
when you come baa BIG bio- 
chemistry test will /.ill be there, 

only hopefully it will seem a trifle 
smaller. Sometimes in life you have 
to say what the hell? People who 
know me may quote this as my phi- 
losophy of life and claim I'm exorbi- 
tantly casual about the more serious 
things in life. 

Let them think what they think 
I say. I rarely go more than a few 
minute without smiling and have 
yet to contemplate suicide. I've even 
been called the dreaded irrespon- 
sible, a nice word for the automated 

They tell me I could have gradu- 
ated by now. That's nice and all, but 
believe it or not in ten years 111 have 
all the supposedly needed material 
things they have, I just won't have 
learned to hate them yet. 

If you're feeling troubled by the 
rigors of school, forget them for 
awhile and revel in the little things 
we so commonly overlook. It's a 
grand roller- coaster ride, but you 
only get one ticket: my advice is to 
throw your hands in the air and 
scream iike hell. 

Page 6 


September 28,1993 

Northwestern beats ETSU in tune-up for SLC 

Marlon Edivards'last second interception puts exclamation point on Demon victory 


Sports Editor 

Nothing cures the losing blues 
like beating a ranked team at home. 
Clarence Matthews rushed for 96 
yards and one touchdown to lead 
Northwestern (1-2) past East Texas 
State University (2-2) by a score of 

The Demons defeated the num- 
ber 16 team in Division II for the 
sixth time in six years. Coach Sam 
Goodwin knew the Demons needed 
the win in preparation for next 
week's Southland Conference opener 
against Northeast Louisiana in Mon- 

"Anytime you start a season 0-3, 
it makes heading into conference 
play a lot tougher," Goodwin said. 

ETSU opened the game by driv- 
ing to the Northwestern 20-yard line, 
on the strength of quarterback Clint 
Dolezel's arm and the legs of run- 
ning back Michael Hightower. The 
Lion's drive stalled at the Demon 20 
when Hightower was dropped for no 
gain by defensive end Robert Wright. 
Billy Watkins' 37-yard field goal at- 
tempt was wide left ending the drive. 

Northwestern responded with 
Clarence Matthews carrying nine 
times for 67-yards, the last 25 
through an enormous hole sprung 
by Marcus Spears for the touchdown. 
Trae Wards' extra point was good, 
the Demons led 7-0. 

In the second quarter East Texas 
State moved the football at will, 
against the Demon defense. Start- 
ing from their own 29, Dolezel guided 
the Lions into Demon territory. On 
third and nine at Northwestern's 
20, Hightower's halfback pass for 
Dolezel was incomplete forcing the 
Lion's to attempt a 37-yard field 
goal. Watkins' attempt was good 
cutting NSUs lead to four. 

The Demon offensive line had 
little trouble opening holes in the 
Lions' defensive interior front. Deron 
Reed gained 33 yards on a trap play 
through the middle of the Lions' 
defense, moving the ball to the ETSU 

47. Several plays later, Laird con- 
nected with wide receiver James 
Brock to the Lions' 13-yard line. 

After Matthews was thrown for a 
loss of 2 yards, with 48 seconds left 
in the half, quarterback Brad Laird 
found flanker Steve Brown in the 
corner of the end zone with a 15- 
yard touchdown pass. The nine play 
80-yard drive gave the Demons a 14- 
3 lead at halftime. 

The Demons opened the second 
half with three plays and a punt. 
Northwestern seemed unable to con- 
tain Lion quarterback Dolezel on 
their first offensive series of the sec- 
ond half. Dolezel either picked apart 
the Demon secondary with short 
passes or kept the ball himself for 
short gains. 

Hightower scampered 15 yards 
after taking a pitch from Dolezel for 
the touchdown. Lion Head Coach 
Eddie Vowell decided to go for a two 
point conversion. Dolezel's pass was 
incomplete in-the end zone. North- 
western held a 14-9 lead. 

Laird answered on the next pos- 
session with passes of 31 yards to 
Brock and 17 yards to tight end to 
Brandon Gosserand, unable to move 
the ball and Ward was called on 
again to provide offense for the De- 
mons with his 37-yard field goal, 
Northwestern 17, East Texas State 

Watkins booted a 33-yard field 
goal with 1:08 left in the third quar- 
ter as the Lions crept closer, NSU 17 
ETSU 12. 

A Laird 1-yard touchdown run 
gave the Demons some breathing 
room to begin the fourth quarter. A 
key play in the drive was Laird's 
pass completion to Brock for 28 yards 
giving the Demons a first and ten at 
ETSUs 11-yard line. 

The Lions came roaring back, 
showing why they are the 16th 
ranked team in the nation. Starting 
from their own 39, the Lions moved 
the ball down field with short pass 
completions to flanker Reginald 

Dolezel took the Lions into De- 

Quick facts on Northeast 
Louisiana University 

Location: Monroe, LA 

Enrollment: 11, 732 

Mascot: Indians 

Colors: Maroon and Gold 

Conference: Southland Conference 

1992 Record: 10-3 

Coach: Dave Roberts, 54-47-3 

Top Offensive Players: RB Sammy Fudge 

Last Meeting: 1992 @ Northwestern 
--NLU won 28-18 

Famous Alumni: Bubby Brister 
and Chuck Finley 

Next Game: October 9 at home 
against McNeese State 

Trivia Facts: NLU ski team- 10 time 
national champions 

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mon territory on a 24-yard pass play 
to Boyd giving the Lions a first and 
ten at the Demon 26. After grinding 
out short yardage on carries by Bo 
Kelly and Adrian Arline, Hightower 
crashed in from 2 yards out for the 
Lions' touchdown. Watkins' extra 
point made the score NSU 24- ETSU 

There was 3:05 left in the game, 
all Northwestern had to do was pick 
up a couple of first downs to secure a 
win. But it was three and out for the 
Demons giving one last chance to 
Dolezel and the Lions. 

Starting at his own 24, Dolezel 
gained 6-yards on a quarterback 
keeper. Then he found Ryon 
Thompson for a short gain of five. A 
draw play by Hightower gained 9- 
yard but he was short of a first down. 

Demon defensive end Anthony 
Dale then made the biggest play of 
the game, so far. Dale coming from 
the outside, sacked Dolezel for a 1- 
yard loss, setting up a fourth and 
two for the Lions at their own 43. 
With seconds left on the clock, 
Marlon Edwards closed the door on 
the Lions when he intercepted 
Dolezel's pass at the 47-yard line 
returning the interception for a 
louoivi >wn. 



Dempn free satety Fred Thompson makes a c 

g tackle Saturday on an ETSU receiver 

East and West to collide 
in renewal of rivalry 

It hardly seems like a year since 
Vic the Demon and Chief Brave 
Spirit tied up in the north end of the 
end zone of Turpin Stadium. 

No non-football activity at a foot- 
ball game has brought more atten- 
tion or media hype than the mascot 
decapitation. This year the most sig- 
nificant event should be the football 
game and not the antics of the masr. 

Northwestern State travels to 
Monroe to face arch rival Northeast 
in Malone Stadium on Saturday. 
Gone from the Indians are Vincent 
Brisby, Roosevelt Potts and Greg 
Robinson. They have swapped the 
colors of maroon and gold for the 
jerseys of the Patriots, Colts and 
Raiders in the National Football 


The Indians come into the game 
3-1 on the season after whipping 
Nichols State in Thibodaux 52-30. 
Despite losing to the Indians 28-18 
last year in Turpin, the Demons lead 
the series 25-15-1. 

The last time Sam Goodwin de- 
feated Indian Head Coach Dave Rob- 
erts was in 19S3, the year the De- 
mons won the Southland Confer- 
ence, beating the Indians 27-15 in 
Monroe. Since then the Demons 0-3- 
1 against Northeast, having been 
outscored 82-44. 

Northeast, by virtue of their win 
over Nicholls State, is 1-0 in the 
Southland Conference. This game is 
the Demons' first of the year in con- 
ference play. 


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Counseling and Career 

Room 305 Student Union 357-5621 

Attention Seniors: On-Campus Interviews! 1 

K-Mart Corporation - Thurs, Sept. 30 
United Teachers Associates - Wed, Oct. 6 
Norwest Financial - Thurs, Oct. 7 
Footlocker - Wed, Oct. 13 
J .C. Penney (CIS Majors) - Wed, Oct. 20 
Brookshire's - Wed, Oct. 27 
Caddo Parish Schools - Tues, Nov. 9 
Hudson Foods - Fri, Nov. 12 

If you are interested in signing up for an interview time 
or in starting a credentials file, stop by Counseling and 
Career Services. Seniors are encouraged to have a complete 
credentials file with our office before they graduate. 

Check our office regularly for part-time 
job listings! 

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Page 7 

Be on TV! 

dramatic readings. 



excerpts from 
rt shows... 
or any interesting 
Presentations suit- 
ble for video. 
We decide what's 

NSU Telecommunications offers you the chance to show- 
case your talents on LISTN satellite television network. 

Here's the deal: we have 10 minute blocks of time open 
during satellite TV class breaks. We'll shoot the videos 
during the noon hour Tuesdays and Thursdays in our 
studios. You get a VHS copy of the tape , and we play your 
show over the network. Best of all, it's no cost to you. 

If you want to show your creativity to the world, apply at 
Kyser room 153. We'll need a short description of your act, 
and a contact phone number. 

Our signal goes out on Galaxy 7, and can be seen by most 
North American satellite receivers. 
This is your best chance to be on TV! 




Unlicensed riders are over-repre- 
sented in fatal crashes. So get to 
the DMV. Because having a motor- 
cycle operator license is v o , 
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Half-Niter set 
for October 6 


Staff Writer 

The Leisure Activities sixth 
annual Half-Niter promises to be 
bigger and better than ever this year. 

The highlight and grand finale 
of this year's Half-Niter will be a 
$500 treasure hunt sponsored by 
SAB and the Leisure Activities De- 

The Half-Niter will be held on 
Wednesday, October 6, beginning at 
8 p.m. on the front lawn of the Intra- 
mural/Recreation building. All par- 
ticipating teams will join in a free 
hamburger and hot dog cookout. 

Following the cookout will be a 
pep rally and bonfire featuring the 
NSU Yell Leaders, the Spirit of 
Northwestern Pep Band and Vic the 
Demon. Also, Coach Sam Goodwin 
will be on hand. 

Later, the action will move in- 
doors. This year's novelty activities 
will include such events as a chug-a- 
lug contest, scooter board relays, 

lifesaver pass, can building and 
many more. The first place team in 
each event will receive a pizza party. 
But the team which accumulates 
the most points at the end of all 
events will receive specially designed 
Leisure Activities Half-Niter tee- 

The treasure hunt will begin 
around midnight. Half-Niter partici- 
pants will receive treasure hunt 
clues throughout the evening. 

All NSU students, faculty and 
staff are eligible to participate in the 
events. The teams will be made up of 
five members, and can be a combina- 
tion of male and female as long as 
both genders are represented. The 
first 25 team captains to enter a 
team will receive one squeeze bottle 
and five bumper stickers. To enter a 
team, call the Intramural Depart- 
ment at 357-5461 or come by the 
Leisure Activities Office located in 
room 10 of the Intramural/Recre- 
ation building. Information packets 
will be available upon submission of 
the team captains' entry forms. 

Track women take 2nd 

Ruth Muniz, Judy Norris and 
Danielle Schaeffer notched top ten 
finishes Monday night, Sept. 20, 
leading Northwestern States's 
women to a runner-up finish in the 
seven-team NLU Invitational cross 
country meet. 

Northwestern scored 58 points 
while Texas-Arlington won with 20 
in the women's division. 

In men's competition, Northwest- 
ern was fourth in a seven- team field, 
scoring 82 points as UTA won with 

Muniz was sixth individually in 
the 5,000 meter women's race, with 
Norris seventh and Schaeffer ninth. 
North western's Laura Oubre fin- 
ished 14th and her twin sister, 
Kassie, was 15th to account for the 
Lady Demons' 51 points. 

No times were recorded for the top 
16 runners, who were misguided off 

the course midway through the race. 

Jill Koozer ran 17th (21:16) and 
Carla Davison 20th ( 2 1 :24 ) for North- 

Trailing UTA and Northwestern 
in the women's team scoring were 
McNeese (79), Stephen F. Austin 
(88), Millsaps (147), Arkansas- 
Monticello ( 165) and host Northeast 
Louisiana (no score). 

In the men's 8,000 meter race, 
Northwestern's top finisher was 
Kerry Gray, 1 1th with a 27:26 clock- 
ing. Reagan Reeves ran 13th (27:39), 
with Tim Rosas 16th (27:46), 
Kristofer Jimenez 20th (28:24) and 
Brad Sievers 22nd (28:37) for the 
Demons. UTA won the men's team 
title with 37 points, topping North- 
east (53), McNeese (73), Northwest- 
ern (82), Stephen F. Austin (98), 
Southern Arkansas (163) and 
Millsaps (no score). 


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Phone (318) 357-1670 
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10a.m. to -5p.m. Saturday 

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Bring this ad in for $3 off any 
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Offer ends October 15, 1993 

Melissa Tomas 


"I believe the Greek 
system brings divisiveness 
because non-Greek people 
have pre-conceived notions 
of what the Greek system is 
about; therefore, they do not 
give Greeks a chance." 

Brad McNeal 


Beaumont, Tx. 

"Greek organizations 
definitely bring unity among 
students. These organiza- 
tions give people who would 
otherwise not have the 
opportunity a chance to 
meet and socialize." 

Rob Candiloro 


"I believe that it brings 
divisiveness because Greeks 
tend to hang around other 
Greeks and can possibly 
miss out on meeting other 

Nikole Neuner 

New Iberia 

"Diversity, because Greeks 
often spend their time 
among themselves, and do 
not include others from the 

Manilas Raymo 


"Unity. I can only speak for 
the blacks. It gives pride and 
brings the black people 




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Black Student Association ■ 0T i^« p£ 

All students interested in becoming an^^st, 
officer of the Black Student Association for-g^r^ 
spring 1994 should pick up and turn in ally t foff e] 
applications to Mrs. Gail Jones in the Stu- j|j j asso 
dent Support Services office by 4 p.m., Oct.j es 

12. A Nat 

Requirements of officer positions are asjjij ar w j 
follows: must be a full time student, goodiaiofgg, 
academic standing (GPA of 2.0) and have 30 
or more earned hours. 

Campus Connection 

General Studies Degree 

A student who wishes to pursue a degree 
in General Studies must submit in writing a 
proposed individualized program of study to 
the General Studies Council. The proposal 
and objectives of the program of studyand 
include a detailed supporting letter from the 
faculty member who agrees to be the pri- 
mary advisor. 

For the Bachelor of General Studies de- 
gree, the proposal must be presented early 
enough so that the student has at least three 
full semesters of regularly enrolled 
coursework remaining before graduation. 
For the Associate of General Studies degree, 
the proposal must be presented at least two 
full semesters prior to the anticipated se- 
mester of graduation. 

Students may call 357-585 1 or visit room 
209 in Roy Hall. 

Charter Renewal Cards 

Just a reminder about charter renewal 
cards for all active chartered organizations. 
They are due in room 214 of the Student 
Union by Oct. 1. The cards renew the orga- 

nizations charter on the Natchitoches cam- 
pus for the fall semester. 

Students For Choice 

Beginning in January of 1994 our orga- 
nization will no longer be known as Stu- 
dents For Choice; we will be the NSU Coali- 
tion For Sexual Awareness. 

Our new purpose is to promote aware- 
ness abot rape, date rape, sexual harass- 
ment, sexual assault and batering. Please 
note that this is not gender specific. 

Anyone interested should come to our 
next meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in room 316 
of the Student Union. 


Anyone inteested in participating in the 
Ms. Lady of the Bracelet pageant needs to go 
to room 2 14 of the Student Union to find out 
more information. This wee, the SAB movie 
is "School Ties" in The Alley at 7 p.m. to- 

Homecoming Hunnies and Lip Sync con- 
test will be held Monday Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in 
the Alley . Anyone interested in particpating 

can sign up in room 214 of the Stucent 

Council of Ye Revels 

Attention all adventurers. The Council 
of Ye Revels meets every Tuesday at 7 j>.m. 
in room 221 of the Student Union. Plars to 
attend the Texas Renaissance Festival will 
be discussed at that time. 

Anyone interested in the RenaissEnce 
era of Middle Age is welcome. Remen ber 
adventure comes to those who seek it. 

Phi Mu 

Members should come to support the Phi 
Mu flag football team at 4 p.m., Thursday. 
GRUB is Friday night. 

Members should come to decorate in the 
Alley from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday. T-shirts 
can be picked up at the house from 5 p.m. to 
8 p.m., Thursday. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Big Sis — Lil Sis is this Wednesday, and 
members' gifts must be in the house before 
6 p.m. A movie will be shown every Monday 

at the house from 9 to 11. 

All new members should attend the sleep 
over on Friday. Actives should bring re- 
freshments to the house before 8:30. 

Activities with the Council on Aging are 
from 2 to 3 every Tuesday and Wednesday. 
Activities with the Boys and Girls Club are 
as follows: 5 to 7 on Mondays and Wednes- 
days and 2:30 to 5:30 on Wednesdays and 

Our exchange with Kappa Sigma is 6 to 
8 on Thursday at their house. There will be 
an Order of Omega meeting at 9:00, today. 

Housing and Food Service Committee 

Housing and Food Service Committee 
will have a meeting for all residence hall 
representatives at 5 p.m., today in room 321 
of the Student Union. 

Purple Jackets 

Thank you to all members who helped 
with Family Day this weekend. Your service 
is appreciated. 

Some members still need to pay dues; 
dues are $10 plus $4.95 for your name tag. 

Please get these paid as soon as possible. 

Sigma Kappa 

Everyone remember their meetings with 
the Chapter Consultant this week. Compos- 1 ^ ^ 
ite pictures will be taken from 8-10 p.m. a 'k ce ]] enc 
the house, and please be on time. £ . 

Everyone is encouraged to donate bloodf^^ j 
at the Blood Drive on Oct. 4-7. Pleasej" 
remember to donate in Julie's aunt's name,** e ™ y 
Mary Elizabeth Cloutier. f^ 1 a 

There will be a caravan to the NLU gamer 8 " 

on Saturday, after Jennifer's wedding, call ' 

Judy for more information. , 
* j_ (rough a 

is invob 

Participate in the 

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and WIN, WIN, WIN... 

Leisure Activities 6th Annual Half Niter 
Wednesday, October 6th 

8:00pm, Intramural/Rec Building 

$500.00 Treasure Hunt, Excitement, Bon Fire, VIC, NSU 
Yell Leader, Pep Band, Coach Goodwin, Games, Races, Hotdog 
& Hamburger Cookout, Prizes, Fun, and Much More 

WIN - Pizza Party For The Winning Team In Each Activity 
WIN - T-Shirts For The Overall Winning Team 
WIN - $500 Treasure Hunt 

(Treasure Hunt Sponsored By Leisure Activities & SAB) 

5 Person Teams 

(Each Gender Must Be Represented) 
To Enter Please Call or Stop By the Leisure Activities Office, 
Located in Room 10, of the Intramural/Rec Building 

Be A Part Of Homecoming 1993 & Participate in 
the Leisure Activities Half Niter 

For More Information Please Call 357-5461 

Mixing metaphors 
is a good way 
to flunk 

Cameron's class. 

Mixing medicines 
is a good way 
to flunk 
etting well. 

Let us shoot straight from the hip: 
Mixing medicines is dumb. 

According to a recent article in the 
"Journal of the American Medical 
Association," from 3—11% of all hospi- 
tal admissions are due to adverse drug 
reactions-many apparently caused by 
people mixing medications that 
should not be mixed. 

Would an educated person do some- 
thing like that? 


An educated person 
would know that while 
some medications are 
safe taken together. 


some are not. 

An educated person would also know 
that unless he knew the difference 
between monamine oxidase inhibitors 
and clomipramine, he'd better ask 
someone who did. 

Finally, an educated person would 
know that the person to ask would be 
a registered pharmacist. 

So before you mix medicines, pre- 
scription or non-prescription, please 
t ask us. 

aSK US. ^11 be the smart 
thing to do. 

So smart, it may even 

impress Mr. Cameron. 

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, 1993 



SGA foregoes proposed parking 



Page 2 

^ — 


Demon school spirit prosecuted 
at Northeast 

Page 4 


Demons get set for homecoming 
against Nicholls State 

Page 7 

TOje Current 


ctober 5, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Volume 82, Number 9 



<A sanctioned for "Around the World 

[Icohol consumption at fraternity party results in hospitalization of seven 




Associate Editor 


It is Tuesday night, do you know 
Jiere the party is? Apparently on 
Jpt. 28 some Northwestern stu- 
tnts did, and resulted in three re- 
jving care at the Natchitoches 
irish Hospital for alcohol poison- 

On that evening the Kappa Al- 
ia Order hosted an "Around the 
'orld" party at their mansion on 
ming anjjond Street. The object of the party 
ition for ^ have the guests and members 
rn in allU different rooms for shots of al- 
the Stu- associated with different coun- 
.m.,Oct., es 

• A Natchitoches police official fa- 
is are asjjjj ar the incident stated a 
nt, good jgj f se ven were sent to the hospi- 
I have 30 

tal. The official recalled the police 
chief saying that it was one of the 
quietest parties at the KA Mansion. 

"I got to the party around 10 
[p.m.] and I know I was discharged 
from the hospital at 3:15 [a.m.]," 
Daphne Thompson, a freshman from 
Raceland, said. 

"I have never really had a shot 
before, but the guys were showing 
me techniques for drinking the dif- 
ferent shots. I remember going 
around the world twice , but my pass- 
port said I had gone three. 

"They kept telling me if I didn't 
drink I wouldn't get a star and, of 
course, there was the incentive of 
the t-shirt. They had pledges 
bartending, but they were drinking 
too. I remember in the mystery room 
people being passed out." 

According to Julian Foy , Kappa 

"They kept telling me if 
I didn't drink, I 
wouldn't get a star" 

Alpha Order province commander 
and Gamma Psi adviser, it is Kappa 
Alpha national policy for alcohol to 
be served to a group by a licensed 
bartender. In this case it was not. 
Foy was aware that there was no 
effort made in checking identifica- 

"It is not uncommon for me to 

be unaware of parties," Foy said. 
"The national office deplores the fact 
that action is necessary and that the 
party occurred." 

Asof3p.m.,Oct. 1, actions taken 
against the members of KA Order 
were the removal of President Bran- 
don Taylor and the appointment of 
Hall Adams, the social chairman. 

Jeff Lang was removed from 
office as well and was suspended 
from the chapter for 60 days. The 
Gamma Psi chapter is required to 
host an all-sorority non-alcoholic 

The members will be on social 
probation for 60 days and they are 
responsible for developing related 
detailed guidelines before any social 
event while incorporating univer- 
sity and KA policies. 

Foy added, "Sororities should 
realize some work needs to be done 
with members regarding better al- 
cohol awareness. No one was forced 
to drink." 

Reatha Cox, Greek advisor, be- 
lieves that checking IDs is being 
neglected by all fraternal organiza- 
tions. She and Foy will be working 
together to collect all of the printed 

receives national award 

ngs with 

party shirts and photographs, and 
see that they are destroyed. 

"The sanctions put on KA are 
pretty tight and there is not a lot of 
room to play," Cox said. "Education 
is what is needed now. Alcohol guid- 
ance needs to be put to good use." 

Fred Fulton, dean of students, 
does not believe this one incident 
will jeopardize the entire Greek 
system's existence. 

"I have not read the final re- 
ports, but the national fraternity 
has been notified and is taking ac- 
tion," Fulton said. "The university 
will concur with such actions and 
some other actions may take place. 
The KAs have been a part of the 
Greek life for a long time and should 
be able to return in good standing as 
long as in compliance with sanc- 

■ — I 

) p.m. at 

; s name,; 

An Ammen Award for Chapter 
jtcellence was presented to the 
ite bloodr P a ^P na chapter at North west- 
PleaseP ^ tate University during the 
jaternity's national convention in 
Jigust at Charlotte, North Caro- 

Liri Accepting the award, which rec- 

prizes overall chapter exellence 
Irough a criteria that includes cam- 
involvement, community work, 

pledge program rush, and alumni 
relations were Brandon Taylor, 
Derek Dietterich, Jeff Lang, Mark 
Hebert, Mike Pauli, Bill Bingamin, 
Jason Lott, Hall Adams and Sean 

Chairman of the Ammen Appli- 
cation Committee whcih prepared 
.the award winning report was Rick 

(Vomen arrested 
it Northeast 

I Seven Northwestern women were arrested Thursday morning after 
pting slogans with shoe polish on some 160 vehicles at Northeast Louisi- 
B University in Monroe. 

I The women were charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. 
Heased on $300 bond were Mario D. Richardson, 19; Jennifer L. Allen, 18; 
ny L. Petriette, 18; Michaele A. Richardson, 21; Randi M. Wright, 19; 
fne D. Carbo, 20; and Rachel L. Kimball, 17. 

I "Had it just been Northeast property, the situation may have been 
ndled differently," Larry Ellerman of NLU police said Monday. "Since 
fvate property was involved, we had to handle it the way we did." 
I According to police, the rivalry between Northwestern and Northeast 
K the source of the action. Northwestern and Northeast played their 
biual football game Saturday. 

Administration not alarmed by report 

r ice president of academic affairs says elimination of degrees under low-completers program not threatening 

Students in Dr. Charles Keenan s icriminal justice class witnessed a mock drug search first-hand Friday 


Managing Editor 

Elimination of degree programs 
der the low-completers portion of 
Master Plan for Higher Educa- 
' is not as scary as it looks, ac- 
fding to Dr. Ed Graham, vice presi- 
sit of academic affairs. 

Despite having the state's high- 
1 percentage of low-completers, 
fined as a program which has less 
*n eight graduates annually over 
've-jear period, Graham is confi- 
1t that Northwestern will fare 
B in the end. 
"The low-completers program 
been going on for some time 
V Graham said. "Several years 
, we had to go through the same 


The result of that process was 
not a dramatic elimination of pro- 
grams, as suggested in the master 
plan. Instead, individual examina- 
tion of programs yielded only minor 
structural changes. 

Graham expects the same re- 
sult this time. "Just because a pro- 
gram is identified as a low-compl- 
eter, that doesn't mean it will be 
eliminated." Graham said. "I don't 
expect that students will lose real 
access to programs." 

According to Graham, consoli- 
dation will account for the majority 
of the restructuring. This involves 
taking low-completer degrees and 
placing them under related pro- 
grams as an emphasis. 

"We are probably the most 
qualified the school in the 
area to offer some degrees" 

Although students won't be able 
to get a degree in the emphasis, 
they will be able to take all the same 
classes offered now and the empha- 
sis area will appear on their tran- 

Some degrees with repeats will 

be eliminated altogether. For ex- 
ample, one of the two bachelor's de- 
grees in Psychology or two of three 
degrees in Special Education could 
be eliminated if no reason exists to 
continue them. 

According to Graham, several 

low-completer degrees at Northwest- 
ern will probably be continued after 
individual degree reviews are done. 

"We are probably the most quali- 
fied school in the area to offer de- 
grees in some areas, even if some of 
those programs are low-completers," 
Graham said. "The board will see 
that when deliberations on indi- 
vidual degrees begin." 

Graham also said that other 
basic degrees that are low- 
completers, such as English, will 
more than likely be spared. 

The current reinforcement of the 
low-completers program is being 
done to streamline the state's bud- 
get by eliminating costs associated 
with maintaining certain degrees. 

Fifty-six of Northwestern 's 75 
degree programs meet low- 

completers qualifications according 
to the master plan. 

Graham said he is more con- 
cerned with the portion of the docu- 
ment which directs Northwestern to 
avoid beginning new programs at 
the master's and doctoral level un- 
less they show a strong demand. He 
believes the addition of degrees 
should be evaluated according to the 
school's qualification to handle the 

According to Graham, upper 
level education in programs such as 
nursing could be handled best by 
Northwestern due to the facilities 
already available to the school. He 
believes that the writers should 
have stated clear exceptions to the 
broad statements outlined in the 
master plan. 

Programs not eligible for continuation under the Board of Regents low-completers program 

Listed below are the NSU Degrees that were not eligible for contiruation according to the Board of Regents December, 1992 Report, 
-isted beside each degree title is the average number of students graduated by each program over the past several years at Northwestern 

Anthropology 3 
History (BA) 7 
History (MA) 2 
Political Science 7 
Sociology 6 
Drafting Technology 3 
Advertising Design 7 
Art (BA) 1 
Art (MA) 2 
Music 2 

Music Performance 1 
Music (MM) 3 

Ed. Leadership and Instruction 4 
Special Ed-Mild/Moderate Elem. Dual 
Special Ed-Severe/Profound 
Elementary Teaching 
Early Childhood Education 3 
Art Education 1 

Business and Office Education 3 
English Education 5 
Vocational Home Economics Ed. 1 
Industrial Arts Education 
Distributive and Business Ed. 

Electronics Technology 1 

Industrial Technology 3 

Industrial Tech./Indus. Management 7 

Home Economics-General 7 

English (MA) 3 


Mathematics 7 

Chemistry 3 


Physics 1 

Psychology, General 6 

Mathematics Education 2 ' 
Music Education-Instrumental 4 
Music Education-Piano 
Music Education-Voice 
Physical Education- Dance 
Physical Ed. & Elementary Ed. 
Health and Physical Education 4 
Science Education 1 
Social Sciences Education 5 
Speech Education 1 
Computer Technology 1 

Veterinary Technology (AD) 4 
Medical Technology 1 
Clinical Microbiology 
Business Administration (AD) 7 
Business Administration (MBA) 
Office Administration (AD) 7 
Office Admin-Word/Infc Process 5 

Information Based on 
Board of Regents 

December, 1992 

Page 2 

October 5, 1993 

Page 3 

SGA won't seek student opinion on parking problemssj 

Student Government Association decides against proposed parking survey, says it would be "a waste of time" 


Staff Wziter 

Students who were expecting to 
be able to voice their opinions about 
the parking problems at Northwest- 
ern won't be able to do it through an 
SGA survey. 

The Current Sauce reported last 
spring that the SGA was planning to 
conduct a survey which would ask 
the students what they thought 
should be done about the parking 

SGA Vice-President Jay Budd 

said the proposed survey was never 
actually passed as a piece of legisla- 
tion. "It was never a bill," he said. 

A search of the SGA minutes 
and legislation files supported 
Budd's claim, as there was no evi- 
dence of any bill authorizing a park- 
ing survey. 

Budd said the survey proposal 
was nothing more than an agree- 
ment by the last SGA to conduct one, 
and that that administration never 
acted upon the agreement. 

Budd said it was not the re- 
sponsibility of the current adminis- 
tration to take any action regarding 
the proposal. 

Budd said it was not the responsibility 
of the current administration to take 
any action regarding the proposal 

SGA President Blair Dickens 
agreed with Budd. "We don't need a 
survey," he said. "It would be a waste 
of time." 

James Hennigan, a senior from 
Woodlands, Texas, doesn't think a 
survey will help, either. "I think that 

the students should listen to the 
administration," said Hennigan, "be- 
cause a lot of times students are just 
looking to get the best parking spaces 
for themselves. They're not trying to 
do what's best for the student body 
as a whole." 

Hennigan admitted he felt that 
the administration could do a better 
job of solving the parking problem. 
"The University should start worry- 
ing more about parking and less 
about campus beautification," he 

Scott Batts, a sophomore from 
Marksville, said he thought some- 
thing should be done about the park- 
ing problem. 

"Yes, they should have a sur- 
vey," he said. "I think residents have 
plenty of parking, but commuters 
don't. " 

Batts said that a survey was 
needed because the commuters were 

Tour of Homes 
to begin Oct. 10 


Staff Writer 

The Tour of Homes, spon- 
sored by the Association for the 
Preservation of Historic Natchi- 
toches, will take place October 
10-11, in the Natchitoches His- 
torical District. 

The event will feature 
three different tours of historic 
homes, many of which were built 

in the 1800s. 

One tour, the Cane River Country Tour, will feature the Chero- 
kee Plantation Home, the Melrose Plantation House, the Magnolia 
Plantation, and the Bayou Folk Museum. 

Another tour, the Town Tour, will feature the Tante Huppe "town 
house," the Laureate House, and the Tauzin-Gahagan Plantation 
Home in which part of "Steel Magnolias" was filmed. 

There will also be a Candlelight Tour, which will be held on 
Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. 

Many people at NSU are enthusiastic about the tour, including 
freshman Kathy Jordan. 

"I am planning on going on one of the tours because I am very 
interested in a historic view of Natchitoches," Jordan said. "Ever since 
I was eight years old, I have wanted to come here and find out all of its 
history. I think that it would be really neat to take a trip back in time 
an'9'^ee how the people lived, because if we see how they lived then 
maybe, just maybe, our world would be a better place to live." 

Gene Newman, director of Leisure Activities and Recreational 
Sports is also enthusiastic about this year's Tour of Homes. 

m fjhink it's getting bigger and better than ever. We've keyed in on 
some of the Gifted and Talented students to expose them to Louisiana 
history," Newman said. 

Neil Wood also expressed interest in the tour. 
"I would go to experience the style of fine southern homes," Wood 

Costs are $10.00 to go on the Town Tour, $10.00 to attend the Cane 
j Rivex Tour, and $8.00 to visit the homes in the Candlelight Tour. 
jTouJgrs can go on one tour and pay the price of that tour, or they can 
; pay3E28.00 and go on all three of the tours. Refreshments will be served 
■ at tfir-final stop. 

Writing Center offers expanded services 


not being fairly represented in th«F I V VerS . 1 
debate. Wers.t 

The parking survey was fir st f j, 3 ^' 
proposed during the administration?. 3 ° 1 
of last year's SGA president, Brenif C M • 
Cockrell, after Brett Brice, a st u . 3J ' 
dent, asked the SGA to pass a reso^ 011 ^ 
lution calling for the state Board itat6 k 
Trustees to help come up with ; 
solution for the parking problem. 

The resolution did not pass, ant, 
the SGA decided to conduct a surverf! 16 , 
instead. tyothwes 

Because no legislation actualljf 168 ' 
exists, said Budd, there is no proce^ e 
dural requirement for the SGA Jf> embers 
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Staff Writer 

Kyser Hall s third floor is home 
to the new and improved writing 
center this year. 

Formerly occupying a space on 
the fourth floor of Kyser, the new 
writing center has more light, space, 
and student participation. 

This writing center now has a 
closer connection with the English 
Department. All freshmen must take 
English, and students find the center 
to be in a more convenient and central 

"We're seeing more students 
from more teachers — we see 
students from a cross-curriculum," 
Ms. Beth Maxfield, director of the 
writing center, said. 

Graduate and undergraduate 
students pursuing education, music 
education, science, English, and a 
well-rounded variety of other majors 
all frequent the writing center. The 
majority of people using the center 
remain those students enrolled in 
undergraduate writing classes and 

Incoming students in the 
writing center receive all kinds of 
help. For those who have no idea 
where to begin, graduate students 
like Scott Mills and Alan Omo start 
them on their way by helping 

generate ideas. The goal is to show 
people how to overcome revision 
problems. Students get one-on-one 
tutoring from the center's staff. 

Other direct assistance involves 
use of the computer equipment. The 
writing center has a few 286 Zenith 
computers that, while not state-of- 
the-art, certainly get the job done. 

"We want to make sure that all 
students coming through our classes 
are computer literate by the time 
they graduate," Dr. Ray Wallace, 
Language and Communications 
department head, said. 

Situated next to and sometimes 
accessible to students from the 
writing center is the electronic 
writing classroom. 

"They can bring their paper up 
on the computer. ..It's a different 
medium for their tutorial. They seem 
to like it," Ms. Maxfield said. 

The electronic writing classroom 
uses Tandy Sensations computers- 
it has thirty 486 computers with CD 
drives. The software used includes 
Word Perfect, Microsoft Works, 
Windows, and Daedulus out of Texas 
Tech. Daedulus is being used in all 
of the up-and-coming writing 
classes — it carries a student through 
the composing process, is a user- 
friendly system, and is networked. 

A classroom of students can 
interact. The classroom also has 
laser disks and the network system 

During the month of September, 124 classes with a total of 1 ,100 
students met in the writing lab. 

2,197 individual students, an average of 85 per day, used the lab 
during the same period. 

known as Internet, both of which are 
especially valued for their research 

The electronic writing classroom 
is open during the early morning 
and afternoon for classes and is open 
in the afternoon for students with 
ID's. The writing center, which 
concentrates on giving individual 

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Emergency call boxes expected to deter crime 




Staff Writer 

Another security feature will 
soon be installed on Northwestern's 
campus. This feature is an emer- 
gency call box. 

"The boxes itself will be a one 
button operation which will call 
University police," Blair Dickens, 
President of Student Government 
Association, said. "[The person] will 
hit the button and it comes on and it 
dials [the University police] and they 
answer it. 

' "The boxes allow anyone that is 
having trouble, whether someone is 
being attacked, or they're hurt and 
they can't get anywhere and they 

need some assistance." The idea 
is not a new one. As a matter of fact, 
there has been a two year holdup on 
getting the boxes. The biggest prob- 
lem in dealing with the project was 
a lack of knowledge about the project, 
and a lack of cooperation. 

"In going and talking to other 
people, they may have supported it, 
but I really couldn't feel that," 
Dickens said. 

The cost of the boxes depends 
upon the method of installation used. 
For example, if mounted on an exist- 
ing pole or wall, then the cost is 
significantly lower because the 
school does not have to pay for the 
installation unit. 

The box itself is expected to cost 
anywhere between $400 to $500, or 

Possible areas for the installation of the 
boxes is in very dark areas and areas 
that are frequented at night 

about $1000 for the box and installa- 
tion unit. Possible areas for the in- 
stallation of the boxes is in very dark 
areas, and areas that are frequented 
at night. Examples include, the li- 
brary, the dormitory areas, and ar- 
eas around Kyser and Williamson 

It is difficult to tell exactly when 

the boxes will be installed due to all 
the processes involved in getting the 

Dickens is hopeful though. "My 
goal is to have all purchasing done 
this semester, hopefully within the 
next two months or so. Then we can 
have everything done and start in- 
stallation next semester." 

The boxes also include special 
features for the hearing and visu- 
ally impaired. For the hearing im- 
paired, the box has a light on it that 
illuminates when the other line has 
received the call. For the visually 
impaired, the boxes have words in 

Another feature of the boxes is 
that of security monitoring. The 
police may turn the boxes on, and 
using the wide range of sound the 
boxes receive, monitor the area. 
The boxes are expected to benefit 
the school in many ways. As a crime 
deterrent, it is expected that offend- 
ers will take heed due to the possi- 
bility of the speedy action the boxes 

"It is a crime deterrent to some 

acuity n 

people, they know that if you ^ °^ a ^Vloists^r 

somebody's area, they can get to thif , 

telephone and notify somebody.f , 

Dickens explained. 

Both the administration and thi 

police department are supportive o 

the idea. In any event, itisexpect«< 

to aid the police in both deterrinf ' u '™™" 
, . , . , .. n a tone 

crime, and taking speedy action. ^ Oboe 

Louisiana Tech University has ^ ^ 

installed security phones similar 

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the devices 

"It is quicker to have these boxes 
than if a person were just callinj 
from an average phone," Hodges said 
"It tells the police exactly where at 
incident is occurring,' 

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October 4, 1993 

ns Six alumni to be inducted into Hall of Distinction 


Six former Northwestern State 

j- Jniversity students will receive the 
;d in th« . j . * i • x. 

^mversitys highest alumni honor 

was fi ^Saturday, induction into the NSU 

• . .. ^all of Distinction — theLongPurple 

nt.Bre n r e 

e, a stu, 

5S a res 

vfith *5 tate J imm y L° n 8 an d Dr. 

oblero Charles F. "Red" Thomas, all of 
"atchitoches, will be inducted into 

Maj. Gen. Oris B. Johnson of 
"0aton Rouge, Mary Gurm Johnston, 
Itate Sen. Don Kelly, Walter Ledet, 

pass, and 
: a survei 

;he Long Purple Line during 
lothwestern's Homecoming activi- 

i actual]^ 8 " .... 
no procw S1X in " uc ^ ees " Tm S the 

i SGA JB emD ership number in the Hall of 
distinction to 18. 

Johnson, a 1939 graduate of 
Northwestern, served in the U.S. 
lir Force for 33 years from 1940 

Sjntil 1973. He was a commander 
md staff officer at all levels, from 

sqadron to Air Force headquarters, 
with responsibility for personnel 
management, planning, program- 
ming, logistics, operations and bud- 

He prepared studies and brief- 
ing for senior officials in and out of 
the government ranging up to the 
Secretary of Defense and Chairman 
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

Johnson completed his military 
service as Deputy Chief of Staff for 
Logistics at the Headquarters of the 
Aerospace Defense Command in 
Colorado Springs, Colo. 

After retiring from the military, 
he worked in several positions with 
City of Shreveport including serving 
as the city's assistant chief adminis- 
trative officer. From 1980 until 1984, 
he was undersecretary of public 
safety for the state of Louisiana. 

Mrs. Johnston, the former Mary 

Gunn and wife of U.S. Sen. J. Bennett 
Johnston, attended Northwestern 
before obtaining her degree in home 
economics from Louisiana State 

While at Northwestern , she was 
a member of the student council and 
was queen of the Cenla Fair game. 
Following graduation, she worked 
at Northwestern as the school's di- 

Johnston has been active in civic 
and humanitarian efforts in Louisi- 
ana and Washington, including di- 
saster relief and the Shots for Tots 
Program. In addition, Johnston is 
active in the Senate chapter of the 
American Red Cross. 

She also has worked in numer- 
ous projects to preserve Louisiana 
culture and heritage. 

Johnston has also taken an in- 
terest in family issues and has par- 

ticipated in public service programs 
on matters as diverse as breast can- 
cer awareness, drug and child abuse 
and the special concerns of the eld- 

Kelly and Long give 
Natchitoches and Northwestern one 
of the most effective delegations in 
the state legislature. Entering his 
fifth term in the state Senate, Kelly 
is recognized as one of the most 
influential state legislators. He has 
served two governors as a floor 

He got his start in politics at the 
1973 Constitutional Convention and 
was elected to the senate in 1976. 
He authored the bill that restored 
Minimum Foundation Program 
funding for education and made it 
possible for vocational technical stu- 
dents to receive Pell Grants. 

Kelly, a former NSU football 

player, is a member of the Graduate 
■N' Club Hall of Fame. He is an 
attorney in the law firm of Kelly, 
Townsend and Thomas " in 

Ledet was a celebrated student- 
athlete at Northwestern. He was 
the school's first All-American as a 
linebacker while earning degrees in 
chemistry, physics and mathemat- 
ics. During his three seasons, he led 
State Normal (now Northwestern) 
to two conference championships and 
also lettered in track. 

After graduating, he turned 
down a professional football contract 
to coach at Normal. He also re- 
turned to Normal after serving in 
the Air Force during World War II to 
coach football. 

Ledet was head track coach at 
Northwestern from 1952 until 1964, 
winning five conference champion- 

Music, dance formats range from alternative to country 

Area bars offer diverse settings 


Staff Writer 


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To drink, or not to drink? This is 
the decision to be made when classes 
are over for the day and the sun goes 

Unfortunately for those who 
enjoy having "a few" drinks "a few" 
times a week, deciding which club or 
bar to attend for a night of wholesome 
fun in Natchitoches is not a heart- 
breaking decision. 

If after going through Maggio's 
to get the night started off right, 
you want a beer and a place to sit 
down, Antoon's, Woody's, Bobbisox 
and the Mecca all offer good prices, 
good music and a friendly 
atmosphere to enjoy a relaxing 

The dress is casual, the 
cover is cheap and the 
drinks are plentiful 

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l Mondavi! evemng ° nthe town 

But if you want to dress up and 
are willing to spend some money, 
the Press Box may be the place for 
you. A clean bar with good service, 
jthe Press Box offers a relaxing 

de can b8 a ^ mos P^ ere w ^ ere students can sit 
' |down, talk among friends and have 
. ja good time, as long as no one gets 
too rowdy. 

Monday Night Football and 
Wednesday night "Two drinks for 
the price of one" seem to be the most 
popular, and the most affordable, 
among students. Usually no cover is 

If country music and country 
dancing is your preference, you have 
a choice between Bodacious Country 
and The Diamond Back Lounge. 

Bodacious Country offers a live 
band Wednesday through Saturday 
with an adequate dance floor for its 
country patrons. Cowboy boots, 
cowboy jeans and cowboy shirts are 
almost a must for Bodacious 

The Diamond Back Lounge 
offers a more diverse range of music, 

though country accounts for 
probably 75 percent of the music 
played. Many cowboys can be found 
at the DBL especially when the 
"Gilley's style" electronic bull gets 
cranked-up. But many non-country 
music listeners also enjoy the laid- 
back, get drunk and have a good 
time atmosphere found. The low 
cover charge and low drink prices 
with numerous drink specials make 
the Diamond Back Lounge a 
playground for the average broke 
college student. 

"The Diamond Back is the 
cheapest drunk in town," Ashton 
Ewing, a junior physical therapy 
major, said. It's usually not as 
crowded as other bars in town so we 

can get really crazy." 

Natchitoches offers one alter- 
native dance club for NSU students. 
Yesterday's is a club for the open- 
minded, frequented by a wide vari- 
ety of students, including many of 
the gay and lesbian persuasion. 
Fairly economic with a constant se- 
lection of alternative music, 
Yesterday's is a popular club and 
seems to be gaining popularity 
among students. 

The Student Body is where most 
party-goers can be found Wednes- 
day through Saturday nights. The 
dress is casual, the cover is cheap 
and the drinks are plentiful. 

Large numbers of college stu- 
dents frequent the "Body," includ- 
ing many fraternity and sorority 

An over-sized dance floor, a large 
bar, live bands periodically, anda 
good-time, have-a-drink atmosphere 
make the Student Body the most 
popular club in Natchitoches. 

"Everybody goes to the Body," 
Patrick Todd, a sophomore pre-med 
major, said. "There are babes every- 
where so that means all the guys 
-will be there drinking and having 
fun chasing the girls." 


NSU faculty is featured performers in symphony concert 

Aathis, Smith take center stage in first Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra production of the season 

Northwestern State University 

acuity members Tony Smith and 

hr. William Mathis will be featured 
youviolat< olo . sts ^ ^ firgt concert of the 

igettotlui eason by the Natchitoche s-North- 

omebody,l egtem Sym p hony Orchestra at 3 

, lU ».m. Sunday in the Magale Recital 

pportiveor Smith> an oboist and asS ociate 
is expectefl fegsor of mugiCj win be f eature d 

' deterr "\ a tone p 0e m, The Winter's Passed, 
^ action. ^ r Qboe and strings by Wayne 
/ersity n »J arlow He is the principal oboist 

5 sim * laT Vh the Rapides Symphony and has 
resident o» principal oboigt with the Lake 

it Asso^Karies South Arkansas and 

Natchitoches-Northwestern sym- 

He has also appeared with 
Shreveport Symphony, Shreveport 
Opera and numerous regional or- 
chestras. Previously, he served as 
principal oboist and English horn 
with the United States Navy Band 
in Washington, D.C. 

Smith was the recipient of the 
1991 Outstanding Teacher Award 
from the NSU Alumni Association. 

Mathis, a trombonist, will play 
the David Concerto for trombone 
and orchestra. 

Mathis is also second trombon- 

ist with Shreveport Symphony and 
a member of the NSU Brass Quintet 
in addition to performing regularly 
in north and central Louisiana as a 
free lance musician. Last year, he 
performed a concert with renowned 
Canadian Brass in Ann Arbor, Michi- 

He has appeared as a soloist at 
the Dallas Public Library, East Texas 
University, the Ann Arbor Chamber 
Orchestra and Midwestern Suzuki 
Workshop in Ottawa, Kansas. In 
1987, he performed as principal 
trombonistwith University of Michi- 
gan Brass Ensemble in West Berlin, 

representing the United States at 
the opening ceremonies of the anni- 
versary of the city of Berlin. 

The Natchitoches-Northwest- 
ern orchestra, directed by Dr. George 
Adams, will perform Manual de 
Falla'sHomage and Night on a Bald 
Mountain, a work by Russian com- 
poser Modest Mussorgsky which was 
made famous in the Disney animated 
film, Fantasia. 

Admission to the concert is free 
for Northwestern and Louisiana 
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Counseling and Career 

Room 305 Student Union 357-5621 

' Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation will be ^» 
conducting on-campus interviews for a part-time sales 
merchandiser position on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 
1993. Any majors welcome to interview. Must be 
21 years of age or older. 

The 2nd Greeks Assisting Greeks Meeting will be 
Thursday, October 7, 1993-room 305 Student Union„3pm 

SPADA/ BACCHUS will meet Thursday, October 7, 1993 
5pm - room 305 Student Union for anyone interested... 

Seniors, Stop by our office for information on various 
corporations that will be hiring this fall. 

Resource library for all areas is available 

ships. He retired from coaching in 
1964 and was manager of Prather 
Coliseum for two years before be- 
coming the university's registrar, a 
position held until 1980. 

Long studied government at 
Northwestern and has put his knowl- 
edge to work in the state legislature. 
A Natchitoches grocer, Long is in his 
seventh term in the legislature and 
is recognized as one of the leading 
authorities on education in the 

Long worked to establish the 
Louisiana School for Math, Science 
and the Arts and the Louisiana 
Scholars' College and has assisted 
Northwestern in developing progres- 
sive, innovative programs. 

He has been instrumental over 
the years in the appropriation of 
millions of dollars for programs and 
projects at NSU. 

NSU's favorite 
watering holes 



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Woody's Ice House 
The Student Body 
Antoon's Liquor 

This is the result of a random, informal poll conducted by 
The Current Sauce on Oct. 4, 1993 

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October 5. 1993 

Cfje Current ^auce 

James B. Henderson 
Editor in Chief 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Amy Staszak Associate Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Dwayne Jones Ad Design 
Kevin Fayard Distribution 
Derrick Dieterich Business Manager 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 
Steve Horton Adviser 

Seven girls from Northwestern were arrested 
Thursday morning in Monroe (see story on front page). 
They were taken downtown and booked, just like in the 
movies. They were fingerprinted and had their mugshots 
taken. Finally, they were released on $300 bond (that's 
$300 each). 

Their crime? Shoe polishing slogans on cars at 
Northeast, a practice that takes place on our own campus 
daily, and simply the modern equivalent of "stealing the 
opponent's mascot." 

The story was covered in the October 1 edition of 
The News Star, the Monroe newspaper. Ironically, the 
girls' story appeared right next to that of a man who was 
being held in lieu of $500 bond, just $200 more than the 
girls. His crime? Putting a "for sale" sign on the principal's 
yard? Rolling toilet paper in the mayor's trees? No, 
shooting a man in the leg. 

The authorities took a situation that should have 
been handled with a stern warning and an escort off of 
the NLU campus and blew it completely out of proportion. 
These girls were simply a little ovezealous in the 
expression of their school spirit. 

We understand and even support the "make an 
example of them" philosophy of law enforcement; 
however, while the authorities may well prove successful 
in deterring such future excursions, we question their 
ordering of priorities. 

These girls weren't selling dope, they weren't 
shoplifting. According to the report, they weren't even 
vandalizing (although rumors circulated about vandalism 
at a Northeast fraternity house, these girls were not 

Even our own dear president, Dr. Alost, has been 
sighted painting slogans on cars around our own campus 
This isn't a crime. It's showing school spirit. 

Furthermore, how hard is it to wash shoe polish 
off a car window? If performing the act in question were 
actually vandalism, then several students would be guilty 
of doing the same to their own cars. 

The Current Sauce Word of the Week 

crime-M. an action or an instance of negligence that is 
deemed injurious to the public welfare or morals, or to 
the interests of the state and that is legally prohibited. 


Tonya Aaron 
Jane Baldwin 
Dawn Charleston 
Heather Cooley 
Christina Diemert 
Sara Farrell 
Judy Francis 
Monica Hendricks 
Cindy Himel 
Amanda Ingram 
Jeff Johnson 

Jason Lott 
Holly Moran 
Emily Nichols 
Marcus Norwood 
Kip Patrick 
Kelvin Pierre 
Leah Pilcher 
Lara Stelly 
Melanie Taylor 
Mike Thorn 
Philip Wolfe 

Homecoming '93: a Druid ritual? 



The University has announced the 
new Homecoming parade route. As 
usual the festivities will begin at the 
Coliseum, and will roll down 
Jefferson Street to Front Street, but 
instead of ending at the Riverfront it 
will continue on to its final destina- 

After making a brief pass by the 
Riverfront it will turn down 
Lafayette and then turn again on 
Second Street toward campus. The 
Queen and her court will be toasted 
by the gentlemen of the Kappa Al- 
pha Order (rumor has it that they 
found a few alumni who are gentle- 
men). The other KAs, who will most 
likely be toasted, will salute the 
Queen and her high faloutin' court 
as well. 

As they pass the American Cem- 
etery the entourage will pay special 
homage to the latest' Northwestern 
martyrs Bob and Charlotte Oakton 
who are now planted there. 

"They represent something more 
than just oak trees," Homecoming 
Queen Jennifer Berry said, "they 
represent another tragedy of living 
under the capitalist industrial com- 
plex of a White Male-dominated so- 

The Queen will be wearing a pow- 
der purple double-breasted mid- 
thigh two-piece suit with orange lace 
cut work at the neck and hem lines. 
The silver buttons have been re- 
placed with gold-plated Flaming 
Demon fasteners. This newest ac- 

cessory is the joint creation of de- 
signers Doug Ireland and Jim-Bo 
Henderson. It utilizes the extended 
arm and limp wrist as the main 
fastening agent of the device. 

Her earrings will be white cluster 
pearls with one dropped pearl held 
by a smoky gold chain. With baby's 
breath accenting her hair, Queen 
Jennifer will utilize the miracle of 
nonflammable Super Goop to keep 
her hair in three feet curls that will 
spiral out in various directions with 
tiny gold bows on the tips. 

Miss Berry will be sporting a Fruit- 
of-the-Loomesque strawberry, or- 
ange, and grape broach, held to- 
gether by a purple vine. Her purple 
pinstriped low-cut blouse flaunts her 
immaculate beauty, style and grace. 

Her court of seven will be dressed 
in purple, orange and white sequins, 
with a sparkling gold draping sash 
with "NSU" in pure white blinking 
lights. Their dresses will be plugged 
in when the Demons score a touch- 
down to reveal the words, "Goooo 
Big D." Their white fish net stock- 
ings are held up by Victoria's Secret 
special edition Flaming Demon gar- 
ters and belt. Additional under gar- 
ments will be Victoria's Secret "sec- 
ond skin" brazier and panties (De- 
mon purple of course). 

Their hair will also be utilizing 
the miraculous Super Goop Hair Gel 
and Industrial Solvent. Their teased 
blonde hair with brown roots in 
matching pompadours will be framed 
with purple-dyed baby's breath and 
vomitiously-green linen ribbon. 
Around the neck each will wear a 
cameo Flaming Demon choker. 

They will carry long-stem bou- 
quets with stargazer lilies, spregeri 
fern, and jalapeno peppers for a little 
spice, tied with a orange and purple 
plaid satin bow. 

As they cross College Avenue and 
enter the gates of the University the 
Court will toss pink, white, red, 
purple, and orange rose petals on to 
the ground so the multitudes will 
not get their feet muddied by the 
traveling waterfall and swan bath 
located at the center of their float. 

The Royal procession will proceed 
past Bozeman dormitory and the 
fine arts buildings. At the fork in the 
road they will all give the "Fork 'em" 
sign before traveling towards the 
Student Union. As they pass in 
front of the Union they will give a 
good hearted salute to Nichols State 
cheerleaders who have voluntarily 
requested to be tied in their undies 
to the rail on the second floor bal- 
cony so that all Demon fans may 
gawk and sneer at them while Vic 
the Demon pokes them with his spear 
and slaps them with his tail. Nichols 
people are weird. 

The floats will then glide past 
Kyser Hall and approach their final 
destination. As they turn on to Drive- 
by Gardens the television cameras 
will record the Queen and her court 
throwing black roses at University 
President Dr. Robert Alost who has 
also voluntarily requested to appear 
in his undies strapped to his wooden 

The president will be wearing 
BVDs, Gold Toe gray socks and Bass 
burnt apple brown wine tip shoes. 
Queen Jennifer will light the first 

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in coeds 
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fining 'I 
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Jesse of 
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Jmith o 
jmith of 

match to set the great wooden de- Desj 
mon to flames. ; < ood edu 

A good Buddhist California red-f^* 11 
wood, he was martyred a few years and 
back to become "Woody the Red-? alsoai 
wood Demon of Northwestern," asif'- ounc ^ ' 
to be funny. • ;reek C( 

"It is really a disgrace that our ^ esi 
white male-dominated university ad- ^ om 
ministration deems it necessary mi member 
our brothers and sisters of the tim-' race ' e ^ 
ber ," Jon Arnold, newly elected Presi-'[ e ' ec '' ed 1 
dent of Tree Huggers Association,* 35 8 me 
said. "We are all on this earth to-*> min £ C 
gether, we should embrace our fel-i ^ ess 
low trees." (ducatioi 

The tree burning is a part of the^ ^ u 
Redwood Religion; it is a cleansing'P" 0U P s 
of the evil spirits that desecrated the'- 13 ' 1 "? 61 "* 
temple of the tree's body. The re- 
mains will be burned a second time 
so as to assure that the purple paint 
of the tree devil is completely re- 
moved from the body. 

After the public cleansing of the 
redwood Dr. Alost will be allowed to 
sit in the mud pit where Bob Oakton 
used to stand (he did volunteer). 
The Queen will then proceed to her 
Demon Throne where she will watch 
the procession of all of her subjects, 

Coach Sam Goodwin will give his 
report on the team to Her Majesty 
and she will give the final pep talk to 
the team before they go out the night 
before the game. Perhaps the pomp 
and circumstance and Her Majesty's 
overwhelming charisma and charm 
will jump start the Demon line to 
hold on and the defense to "Hold 'em 

For everything else we need to 
pray to God. 

Letters to the editor 

All letters sliould be less than 250 words and signed by the author. A phone number where the author can be reached should also be included. Inclusion of any material is left to the dicretion of the editor. The editor resent 
the right to edit for clarity, brevity and tastefulness. Letters must be dropped off at the student publications office at 225 Kyser or mailed to Tlte Current Sauce at NSU Box 5306 fry 3 p.m. Friday. 

(other than myself) who did sho*i 


I am writing this letter in re- 
sponse to the statement in last week's 
paper that "truly, the social sorori- 
ties and fraternities on this campus 
do promote brotherhood and sister- 
hood — but only among students of 
the same race and matching Greek 

That's about as true as the com- 
ment that "Greeks often spend time 
among themselves, and do not in- 
clude others from the outside." The 
Greeks at Northwestern are a posi- 
tive and big part of campus. I've 
spent a little time finding out how 
much Greeks actually stay to them- 
selves and 111 show you. 

The SGA president, vice-presi- 
dent and treasurer are all Greeks 
from different fraternities. Seven- 
teen board members of SGA and 12 
board members of SAB are Greek. 
Ten Resident Assistants are Greeks 
from various fraternities and sorori- 

Greeks participate on the row- 
ing team, equestrian team, KNWD, 
the demon band, the concert choir, 
the theatre and many other organi- 
zations on campus. Greeks are mem- 
bers of honorary society's and pro- 
fessional fraternities including 
Purple Jackets, Blue Key, Phi Kappa 
Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Kappa Omi- 
cron Nu, Alpha Lambda Delta and 

They belong to religious organi- 
zations such as BSU and CSO, one 
even a candidate for ordained minis- 
ter (Philip Wolfe, KA). Seventeen 
freshmen connectors are Greek. The 
spokeswoman for our university, Ms. 
Lady of the Bracelet, is a Greek. 

I disagree with the misconcep- 
tion that Greeks stay to themselves 

There are Greeks who write and 
work on the Current Sauce. Even 
Vic the Demon is a Greek! Now who 
says Greeks are separated from the 


All right folks, it's time to clear 
up a few misconceptions that were 
reported in last week's article, "Me- 
dia board finally picks Argus edi- 

Bridgette Morvant paraphrased 
me incorrectly when she cited me as 
saying, "[If I were Argus editor,] I 
would not have published either the 
poem or illustration." As Argus edi- 
tor, I would have published those 
entries that the judges (i.e. the pro- 
fessors, Argus staff members, and 
English graduate assistants) con- 
sidered to possess "artistic merit". I 
made it clear to the media board 
that if elected, I would be the Argus 
Editor — not The Argus. I wanted 
to be Argus editor so that I could 
help our university's potential writ- 
ers, artists and photographers gain 
the positive exposure that they de- 
serve — I had no intention of playing 
"God", as the citation in last week's 
Current Sauce seemed to indicate. I 
sought the role of publisher, pro- 
moter and educator — not the role of 

Personally, I saw nothing truly 
wrong with Grant Williams' poem, 
"Power Tools and Eroticism." On the 
other hand, I could not find any 
"artistic merit" in Sub-Zero- 
Permafrost's accompanying illustra- 
tion on page 66 of the 1993 Argus. 
The illustration lacked, in my opin- 
ion both taste and emotion (other 

than callous lust). Still, if the over- 
whelming majority of the judges said 
that they thought it should be pub- 
lished, I would have published it — 
our country is still a democracy, is it 

The other misconception that I 
would like to clear up is Bridgette 
Morvant's statement, "[Paul] 
Pickering has had a long history 
with Argus." Albeit, Paul's mother, 
Dr. Christine Ford, played an im- 
portant role in helping organize the 
initial editions of the Argus (1976- 
1979); this is hardly true of Paul's 
personal involvement in the Argus 
organization. Throughout the twenty 
editions that Argus has published 
(1976-1993), Mr. Pickering has only 
served on the Argus staff for the 
Spring 1992 semester. I do not be- 
lieve that one semester's work on 
the Argus constitutes "a long his- 

There are many more interest- 
ing issues concerning the Argus (and 
the media board ) that I would love to 
discuss; but, (due to limited space in 
the Current Sauce) these other top- 
ics will have to wait until next week! 


In four years at NSU I thought 
I had seen all the student body had 
to give in the apathy department. 
But I should have remembered the 
saying "Just when you think you 
have seen it all, something (or some- 
one) will come along and surprise 

As the president of an organiza- 
tion that obviously doesn't appeal to 
everyone, I didn't expect a large turn- 
out at our meeting Tuesday. But I 
did expect more than the three people 


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Some of this can be blamed on me — 
there wasamiscommunicationwitH 
two of the other officers that I forgo! Partici 
to straighten out. I do accept this 
and do not fault them. 

However, I can also lay soma 
blame on the Current Sauce itself' 
In last week's Campus Connectioi 
was printed my Letter to the Edito* 
(which, I might add, was butchered 
If I had wanted it placed in Camp 1 
Connections, I w T ould have marl 
it for Campus Connections. | 

I clearly remember turning t* 1 , 
things into the Current Sauce offi^ 
one was a sheet for Campus Conrtf 
tions; the other was an envelol 
marked "Letter To The Editor 
That's pretty clear in my mind . Thi 
for reasons beyond my comprehew 
sion, Campus Connections has b#J 

placed on the back page, which «* 

the last three years has basicaW 

been ads only so naturally no , 6 

looks back there. jji 

To top off this week of apatW^ 1116001 
when the university does do sorflj 
thing nice for the students (nam4 
the live remote by KNWD frO], 
Rapides Dorm) all some people 
do is complain about it. 

I was at work in Rapides at 

time of the live remote and I re^ 

enjoyed it. It wasn't so loud as to 

horribly disturbing to anyone ( 

music style may not have 

everyone's cup of tea, but it wa^ 1 

offensive. ) and it gave me someth 1 ' 

to do for the two hours they ^ c .„ 

aVipIi C"WinR 

there. I even remember asking tf" tations or 

I start i 
*e Hunl 
o token 
? the tn 
Udent I 
°sted th 
9geant a 
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if they had to leave 

In conclusion, a word to the ^'IjJ ~" 

,x „hef 'Pants i 
(or the perpetually bored): "i 1 p ar y, 

you're bored and want somethin^T^^ 

do, open your eyes and your m in ^ 0m cha . 

This campus has a lot to off er tj 0ns 

you're willing to take a chance. , ^ ^ 

Vk. Nc 

ttober 5, 1993 

Homecoming 1993 

Page 5 

^Court representative of excellence at NSU 

Jomen demonstrate essence of school spirit through social and academic achievement 

Jennifer Berry of Pineville has 
jen elected Queen of the 1993 
homecoming Court. She was one of 
pi coeds chosen by the student body 
; serve on the court during Home- 
fining '93 activities. 

Berry is a senior social work 
jajor. She has served in the SGA as 
^cretary and senator at large and is 
^member of the Purple Jackets. 

Berry is also a member of Sigma 
Jgma Sigma sorority, and has been 
jie sorority's president and vice 
Resident. She is also a member of 
fee Greek Council, Greeks Assisting 
Jreeks and has been named to the 
flrder of Omega. 

Also named to the court were 
(hristie Despinoof Alexandria, Erin 
Jesse of Slidell, Leah Lindsey of 

?fatchitoches, Melissa Mabou of 
Jeville, Elizabeth Mowad of 
fineville, Tracie Najolia of Lacombe, 
(ona Ross of Anacoco, Mikelyn 
. • Jmith of Zachary and Susanna 

Jmith of Fort Worth, Texas, 
ten de- Despino is a senior early child- 
lood education major. She has been 
ia red-*ti ve m ^ u Fraternity as presi- 
v years and membership director. She 
e Red- 6 a ^ so a member 0I " the Panhellenic 
n " as if ^° uncn as seruor delegate and the 

•Jreek Council, 
lat our Despino is also co-captain of 
sitvad-'te Pompon Line, and has been a 
ary kill member of the SAB's Lady of the 
he tim-' race ' et Committee. She was also 
jjp resi .-elected to the Order of Omega. She 
Mation * as a member of NSU's 1992 Home- 
irth to> min B Court. 

our fel- Jesse is a junior elementary 
education major. She is a member of 
t of the A" Mu Fraternity' serving as the 
>ansingf 0UD ' s philanthropic activities 
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J ackets and has served on the SAB's 
Lady of the Bracelet Committee. 
Jesse has been a Yell Leader for 

tain. Mabou is also a member of the 
Catholic Student Organization. 

A member of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma, Mabou was Tri Sigma's ritual 

Members of the court will 
be presented at halftime of 
the Homecoming Game 

two years and has been a member of 
the Dean's List. Jesse has also been 
a recipient of the NSU Outstanding 
Student Award. 

Lindsey is a senior advertising 
design major. She has been a SAB 
representative at large chairman, 
public relations and advertising 
chairman and a member of special 
events committee. Active in Sigma 
Sigma Sigma Sorority, she has been 
the group's theme party rush chair- 
man, music chairman and special 
events chairman. 

Lindsey has also been part of 
the NSU Choir, NSU Concert Choir, 
the NSU Theatre and Pompon Line. 
She was also a member of the 1992 
Homecoming Court. 

Mabou is a junior nursing ma- 
jor. She is the reigning Miss North- 
western-Lady of the Bracelet and 
was second runner-up at this year's 
Miss Louisiana Pageant. She was a 
member of the SAB and the NSU 
Pompon Line, serving as squad cap- 

chairman, Robbie Page Memorial 
chairman and was on the social com- 

Mowad is a senior biology ma- 
jor. She is a member of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma sorority where she is the 
group's membership/rush director. 
Mowad is also a member of Greeks 
Assisting Greeks and the Order of 

Mowad is also captain of the 
Demon Dazzlers, and is a member of 
the SAB's Public Relations Commit- 
tee and the Catholic Student Orga- 
nization. Mowad was also a fresh- 
man connector in Freshman Con- 
nection '93. 

Najolia is a senior liberal arts 
major in the Louisiana Scholars' 
College, she is a member of Phi Mu 
Fraternity where she has been ritual 
scholarship chairperson and social 
chairperson. Najolia is president of 
the Purple Jackets, and is also part 
of the SAB as a representative at 
large and parliamentarian. 

Najolia was a member of the 
1991 Homecoming Court and is also 
a member of the National Order of 
Omega, National Honor Society and 
Phi Kappa Phi. 

Ross is a junior social science 
education major. She is a member of 
the freshman council , publicity com- 
mittee and key leader. 

Ross was a freshman connector 
with Freshman Connection '93. In 
addition, she is a representative at 
large on the SAB and is a member of 
SPADA. She is also a member of the 
Purple Jackets. 

Smith is a junior journalism 
major. A member of Phi Mu Frater- 
nity, she has served as class secre- 
tary, treasurer and member of the 
scholarship committee. 

Smith is in her third year as a 
Demon Yell Leader and is the group's 
co-captain. She is also a member of 
the BSU, Purple Jackets and Alpha 
Lambda Delta where she is vice 

Susanna Smith is a junior soci- 
ology major. She was a member of 
the 1992 Homecoming Court, and is 
a member of Phi Mu where she is 
fund raising chairman and a 
Panhellenic senior delegate. She has 
been a yell leader for three years and 
co-captain for one year. 

Smith's other activities include 
serving as a SGA senator at large 
and holding the chairmanship of the 
student services committee and 
membership on the external affairs 

Members of the court will serve 
during Homecoming Week and will 
be presented at halftime of the Home- 
coming Game against Nicholls State, 
2 p.m. Saturday. 

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Staff Writer 

The Student Activities Board 
has planned yet another eventful 
jf a patM^ 0rnecoming wee k *° r Northwest- 

^° S m<4 ^ e week k^an Monday with 
WDfrO' 16 start of the Horn ecoming Trea- 
. Hunt. The treasure consists of 

>eopie c\ tokens worth $2 50. Those seek- 

ttb * tne treasure will be given clues 
HT ^ lrou g nout the week. The clues will 
1 , tn i 6 posted on the marquis in the 
ldaS Vudent Union. 
yone ^J Monday evening, the SAB 

asC Sted tne Homecoming Hunnies 

1 lt ^hiii eeant at 7 P min tne and a 

? h vf4' P Sync Contest immediately 
.Aowing.Various chartered organi- 

"""^ fHions on campus nominated men 
^/"participate in this event.The par- 

to th * j^pants modeled casual clothing. 

ed): A Participants in the Lip Sync 

116 !i#V ntest were also representatives 
'ournu * 0m chartere( j carnpus organiza- 
to oft* li 0ns 

tiance. , TheFa n Blood Drive also began 
INterday as part of Homecoming 
^eek. Northwestern is hoping to 

top last year's record-breaking do- 
nation of 624 units of blood. 

Tuesday's festivities will start 
with a Homecoming reception at 11 
a.m. for the Homecoming Court in 

include: scooter board relays, chug- 
a-lug contests, grass sack relays, 
lifesaver pass and can building. 

"Last year over three hundred 
people and forty-five teams partici- 

Miss NSU known 
for kindness 


Staff Writer 

The ten-year-old boy entered the 
brightly lit office. He looked sad, for 
he was alone. But then someone 
approached him, and he looked up. 
There stood a young woman. She 
smiled at him and melted the sad- 
ness from his face. 

There's something that people 
notice right away when they meet 
Jennifer Berry, 1993 Miss NSU: she's 

"She's a very sweet, intelligent 
young lady. She's the type who will 
make something out of herself with- 
out stepping over anyone," senior 
Irvin Raphiel said. 

Perhaps Raphiel is right — 
Berry has made something of her- 
self. She has served as secretary 
and senator-at-large of the Student 
Government Association. She is 
currently a member of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma sorority and the Purple Jack- 
ets, a highly selective all-female ser- 
vice organization. For two years, 
she worked as a freshman connec- 
tor, which gave her the opportunity 
to help incoming freshmen adjust to 
college life. Berry says that she 

enjoyed being a connector because 
she met so many different people. 

Besides being a Sigma, a former 
SGA senator, a freshman connector, 
and a member of the Purple Jackets, 
Berry has recently made an addi- 
tion to her list of college accomplish- 
ments. She was named Northwest- 
ern State University's 1993 Home- 
coming Queen. 

Many students, including Jen- 
nifer Wilbanks, are happy that Berry 
was Northwestern's selection for 
Homecoming Queen and Miss NSU. 

"I love it. She deserves it," 
Wilbanks said. 

Cory Pa rham shares Wilbanks's : 
opinion, "She has a good attitude;"! , 

Kindness and a good attitude 
are major requirements in so marly ' 
careers, including teaching. Berry 
first thought that she wantetr to 
major in education and teach sixth- 
graders, but changed her major to 
social work. She has taught swim- 
ming and has worked at a day-care 
center. She wanted to continue work- 
ing with children, although not in 
the classroom. 

"I think children are very hon- 
est and open and therefore easy to 
deal with," Berry said. Her positive 
attitude will be very useful to her in 
the future, especially in social work. 

Christianity focus 
of life for Mr. NSU 

The line-up for the parade 
will begin at 5 p.m. The 
parade will begin at 5:30 

the President's Room of the Student 
Union. SAB will be showing the 
movie Cliffhanger at 7 p.m. in the 
Alley. SAB is planning to give away 
several door prizes at the movie. 

Wednesday, the Leisure Activi- 
ties Board will host the Homecom- 
ing Half-Niter. The event will begin 
at 8 p.m. in the intramurals building 
with a cook-out, pep rally and bon- 
fire. The games will then move in- 

Some of the games this year 

pated," Gene Newman, director of 
Leisure Activities, said. This year 
the cheerleaders, pep band and the 
burning of the Nicholls mascot will 
help to encourage people to be active 
in Homecoming events." 

Thursday will bring the Home- 
coming parade. The line-up for the 
parade will begin at 5 p.m. The pa- 
rade will begin at 5:30 p.m. The 
parade route starts at Prather Coli- 
seum, continues down Jefferson 
Street and ends at the River Bank 

Stage on Front Street. 

A pep rally will follow the pa- 
rade. During the rally SAB will 
present awards for the banner con- 
test and best parade floats. The 
awards will be in three divisions: 
Greek, resident halls and chartered 
organizations. An award will also be 
presented to the best overall float of 
the parade. The Homecoming Court 
will be introduced at this time. 

Friday is purple and white day. 
Members of the SAB will be painting 
cars in honor of the occasion. The 
members will also be handing out 
spirit ribbons for students to wear. 
Everyone is asked to wear purple 
and white Friday to show school 

Carl Henry, SAB director, is 
hoping students will show their sup- 
port during this day especially. "We'd 
like as-many students and organiza- 
tions to participate as possible," 
Henry said. 

On Saturday the week-long fes- 
tivities will conclude with the foot- 
ball game against Nicholls State 
University at 2 p.m. The Homecom- 
ing Court will be presented during 


Staff Writer 

The recently-elected 1993 Mr. 
NSU, David Rose, centers his life 
around his religion. 

Rose counts his election as a 
blessing. "It hasn't quite hit me yet 
the magnitude of it all, to be elected 
by the student body as the represen- 
tative of the school," he said. "It's a 
true blessing from God. My Chris- 
tian life is something that keeps me 
going. I've committed my life to lov- 
ing people like Christ would love 

"I've realized that every person 
is special and it's neat to know how 
God can not really pay you back, but 
he does promise you blessings. I've 
always wanted to be Mr. NSU, not 
being cocky, but I felt it would be 
wonderful to be put in that kind of 
position. But the greatest thing I 
hope that people see in me is the love 
of Christ." 

"All I have to offer is myself — 
a Christian example," Rose said 
when asked what he had to offer. "I 
don't try to be something that I'm 
not. God has blessed me with so 
many things. He's given me such a 
wonderful life, and I just want to 
continue being what he wants me to 

"Because John 10:10 reminds 
me that I have everlasting life. Jesus 
says, 'I come that you might have life 
and have it more abundantly.' If I 
can offer folks that idea and let them 
know that He can give you that abun- 
dant life, then that's what I want to 

"It's hard to say what I can offer, 

but most of all I want to offer Christ. 
Christ is the main reason I've re- 
ceived this award, and all my glory 
goes to him. Hopefully I will be able 
to represent that Northwestern is a 
good school." 

Rose has a great deal of respect 
for former Mr. NSUs. "I knew all 
three of the previous Mr. NSUs. and 
they all were great guys," he said. 
"They all were hard workers, some- 
thing I have always tried to practice. 
Darrell Willis, the 1990 Mr. NSU, 
was a great role model, as well as a 
great friend. I saw a lot of great 
qualities in him that I also hoped to 
be able to accomplish. 

"Mr. NSU 1991, Brad Brown 
recruited me for about a year. He's 
an exceptional athlete, and most of 
all a strong Christian — something 
that really impressed me. 

"Steve McGovern also contrib- 
uted a lot to Northwestern. So to be 
elected to a position or to a status 
that these three guys were was re- 
ally just a great honor." 

When David was asked how he 
felt about his opponent, Blair 
Dickens, he said, "Blair and I are 
great friends. I've always been very 
impressed with the hard work Blair 
puts in. He has done so much hard 
work here on campus. 

"The time he's given and the 
qualities he gives to the university 
are outstanding. It's exciting to know 
he's a good Christian too. And to 
have seen us two in the run-off, two 
Christian young men, was really an 
exciting thing to me. It wouldn't 
have mattered if he had won. Be- 
cause I know that Christ would have 
been glorified through him." 

Page 6 




October 5,1993 3, 

Demons lose 
to Northeast 


Sports Editor 

Northwestern's bid to upset con- 
ference rival Northeast Louisiana 
fell five yards short as Trea Ward's 
51 yard field goal sailed wide right 
and short as the clock in Malone 
Stadium struck zero. 

If the Demons would have de- 
feated the reigning Southland con- 
ference champions, it would have 
been a true Cinderella finish. 

After trailing 26-3 at intermis- 
sion, the Demons came roaring back 
in the second half scoring 21 unan- 
swered points. 

Northwestern found itself trail- 
ing from the onset as the Indians 
marched the game's opening drive 
67 yards and scored on a three-yard 
Robert Cobb to Duke Doctor touch- 
down pass. 

Northwestern's offense was dis- 
mal at best in the first half; the 
Demons at one point had minus four 
yards rushing. The Indians extended 
their lead to 14-0 when Cobb fired a 
bullet to Kevin Washington for a 15 
yard touchdown. 

NLU's Roger Miller gave the In- 
dians a 17 point advantage with a 
27 yard field goal. The score was 
setup by a Brad Laird interception 
by the Indian's Phillip King. 

Laird on the day was intercepted 
three times and finished 10 of 27 for 
91 yards. He did manage a touch- 
down pass in the second half. 

Trea Ward's 37-yard field goal 
midway through the second quarter 

put the Demons on the board 17-3. 

The Indians pumped their lead 
to 23-3 when Irving Spikes broke 
several Demon tackles scoring 
Northeast Louisiana 26th point to 
Northwestern's 3. Miller's field goal 
resulted from another Laird inter- 

The Demons began an amazing 
turnaround in the second half. Three 
Demon touchdowns and a shutout 
by the defense brought NSU back. 

To begin the second half, the 
Demons took the opening kick-off 
and drove 72 yards on the ground 
scoring on Danny Alexander's 15 
yard touchdown up the gut of the 
Indians' defense. The extra point 
cut NLU's lead to 26-10. 

The comeback continued with the 
aid of the defense. Jerome Keys re- 
covered Kevin Washington's fumble 
at the NSU 38. In the fourth quar- 
ter, Shannon Harris finished off the 
62 yard scoring march by punching 
it into the end zone from 5 yards out: 
Indians 26- Demons 17. 

After both teams swapped punts, 
the climax was set. With six seconds 
left on the clock, Laird hit Jarred 
Johnston with a four yard touch- 
down pass to trim the lead to NLU 
26- NSU 24. 

Everybody in Malone Stadium 
knew what was to follow. Defensive 
back Cornelius Baldwin recovered 
.the onside kick to set up Ward's 

The snap was good, the hold was 
good, but the ball sailed right and 
the Demon's Cinderella finish died 
in the end zone. 

Demon tailback Clarence Matthews looks for running room against tough Indian defense 

Yugoslavs to help fill Lady Demon losses 


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Sports Editor 

The quest to fill the loss of three 
starters from last year's 24-8 team 
took Jim Smith, Lady Demon bas- 
ketball coach, and Wendy Luebbers, 
graduate assistant coach, beyond 
North America to sign three Euro- 
pean basketball talents. 

The three players, Natasa 
Nedic, guard; Vesna Vukotic and 
Vesna Milovanovic, post players; will 
not only bring scoring to the Lady- 

Demons, but height as well. 

"Vukotic and Milovanovic are 
both 6'3" players," Bruce Ludlow, 
Lady Demon sports information di- 
rector, said. "Nedic, a guard, is 5'7". 

All three are freshman and have 
either played together or against 
each other in Europe. 

While the three players will be 
future help to fill the loss of Sabrina 
Smith, Kim Hill and Anika Moore, 
Coach Smith will not push the three 
into a starting role. 

"Once practice starts it's going 

to take the Yugoslavian players a 
couple of months to adapt to U.S. 
basketball," Smith said. "We won't 
need to be totally dependent on them 
because of other players we've signed 
and the balance of our returning 

Smith and Luebbers used the 
International Recruiting Service, an 
organization which scouts European 

Neither Smith nor Luebbers saw 
the girls play, the service sends out 
a list of players names with personal 

and statistical information on ead 

In addition to the Yugoslavia I 
players, Smith's recruiting class ii k 
eludes junior college scoring nl 
Bridgett Williams. 

Williams averaged 38 points| 
game and recorded a career high 1 
points in one contest. 

Other now Lady Demons whoH 
Smith will count on heavily are Kit- 
Kahl, Nicole Lacy and Allisol 


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Out of the 26 international stu- 
dents here at Northwestern, seven play 
for the Lady Demon tennis team. 
Ljudmila Pavlov, 19, from Novi Sad, 
Yugoslavia, is the latest addition to the 
team already consisting of a South Afri- 
can, a Belgian, two British, two Yugo- 
slavians and a local American player. 

Pavlov, current No. 1 senior 
ranked player in Yugoslavia, began her 
studies at Northwestern this fall. This 
is her first visit to Louisiana but her 
pnnis activities have brought her to the United States before — she has 
pp resented her country at tournaments in both New York and and Florida, 
pdeed she has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Central America 
nd even Russia. 

Her tennis achievements are remarkable. Not only is she ranked No. 
|in her country but she was ranked No. 39 in the world as a junior last year, 
fevlov has played in numerous international events including the junior 
pench Open at Roland Gurus in 1992; the Junior World Championships in 
laly where she came second in the under- 16 age group three years ago; the 
le Orange Bowl Tennis Championships where she reached the third 
jund in 1993; and the Federation Cup held in Nottingham, England, in 

The Federation Cup is the most renowned international women's team 
rent. Jennifer Copyright, Stuff Gray and Aranxta Sanchez all played at 
bttingham along with Pavlov who had the opportunity to play current 
orld No. 14, American-born Mary Pierce (who now represents France). 

So why did Pavlov decide to come to Northwestern? "All my life I 
tanted to go to America to study and play tennis," she said. "It is very hard 
home to combine the two, you really have to choose one or the other." She 
hose Northwestern largely because she knew the two other Yugoslavians 
p the team, Katarina Ristic, 24, and Elvira Spika, 21. "Katarina and Elvira 
e from my home town, we had the same coach and played at the same club, 
have known them both since I began playing tennis at the age of nine." 

Ristic, the Lady Demon team captain believes Pavlov will be an 
ivaluable asset to the team, "As our No. 1 player she will help the team in 
number of ways. Not only will she increase our chances of becoming the 
^94 conference champions but her level of play and experience will help 
ing out the best in her team-mates." 

Throughout her high-school years Pavlov managed to balance her 
nnis and academic commitments. This was a challenge for her because 
uch of her time was spent on the road, but through much hard work and 
If-discipline she managed to complete high school with an excellent grade 
int average. She is still undecided in her major here but is interested in 
pmputer studies and may focus in that area. 

Being so far from home can be tough at times but all Pavlov's traveling 
_>s a tennis player has stood her in good stead and she is confident that 
lurrounded by such "nice and friendly" people she will enjoy and benefit 
!rom her time spent here at Northwestern. 

Demons to face Colonels 

On Saturday, Nicholls State 
comes into Turpin Stadium 0-4 on 
the season. Last week the Colonels 
fell to 13th ranked Samford 21-6 in 
Thibodaux. It was their third home 
game and third game against a na- 
tionally ranked team. 

Earlier in the season, Nicholls 
suffered a 24-17 loss to number five 
Troy State and then was blasted 51- 
39 by Northeast the week before. 

The Colonels have been able to 
score this season, they opened the 
season by scoring 42 points in a 51- 
42 loss to Livingston. 

According to Nicholls State 
sports information , the Colonels play 
the 17th most difficult schedule in 

Division I-AA. 

The Colonels are near the top in 
early Southland Conference stats. 
Nicholls is ranked third in rushing 
offense with 375 yards and third in 
scoring offense with 29.7 points. 

Their defense hasn't fared quite 
as well. Their rushing defense is 
ranked 6th, yielding 180 yards per 
game and they are ranked 8th, giv- 
ing up 510 yards per game. 

Offensively , the Colonels are led 
by quarterback Henri Ransefore and 
wide receiver David Johnson. Coach 
Rick Rhodes likes to depend on full- 
back Clyde Washington and tailback 
Mark Thomas to pound the ball on 
the ground. 

Defensively, Nicholls State 
counts on Marcus Durgin and free 
safety Darryl Pounds to the pocket 
of the opposing quarterbacks. Durgin 
is one interception shy of tying a 
school record. Pounds has thirteen 
to rank him third on the Colonel's 
career chart. 

Head coach Rick Rhodes is in 
his first year at Nicholls State. He 
has spent three years at Troy State 
University and one year at South- 
ern Illinois. He helped the Trojans 
capture the Division II champion- 
ship in 1987. 

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Quick facts on Nicholls 
State University 

Location: Thibodaux 

Enrollment: 7,605 

Mascot: Colonels 

Colors: Red and Gray 

Conference: Southland Conference 

Coach: Rick Rhoades, 34-14-1 

Top Offensive Players: QB Henri Ransefore 

FB Clyde Washington 

Top Defensive Player: DB Darryl Pounds 

Famous Alumnus: Mark Carrier 

Last Game: Lost to Samford 21-6 

Next Game: October 16 at Stephen F. Austin 

Trivia Facts: Although the team mascot is the 
colonels, the school is named for General Francis T. 
Nicholls, former govenor of Louisiana. 

NSU Challenge Trophy 

WHEREAS Northwestern State University and Nicholls 
State University share the same initials, and 
WHEREAS there should be no confusion between the 
two institutions, and 

WHEREAS football teams representing these schools 

traditionally compete in an annual conference game, and 

WHEREAS this game attracts attention to the rivalry 

between these two universities, and 

WHEREAS a school's notoriety can be beneficial to that 


THEREFORE be it resolved that Northwestern State 
University's Student Government does hereby challenge 
Nicholls State University to relinquish all bragging rights 
as N.S. U. and as our superior on the gridiron, for a period 
beginning upon the completion of the aforementioned 
football contest and extending to the opening date of the 
next season. We furthermore swear to do the same should 
Nicholls win. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that should the game end 
in a tie score, the home school shall forfeit its "homefield 
advantage" and at! it its inferiority. 
BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that a framed copy of this 
document signed by both SGA Presidents will hang in the 
Student Government Association office of the winning 
school and a traveling award to be named "The NSU 
Challenge Trophy" will be passed on to the victorious 
athletic department each year. 

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Stacey Pinneke 
Mandy Prestridge 
Kim Pritchard 
Katie Risty 
Heather Robichaux 
Mona Ross 

Lame Russell 
Ashley Sanders 
Karen Schexnaydre 
Ashley Simpson 
Margaret Talbert 
Shea Veuleman 
Jennifer Wilbanks 
Kelly Withers 
Randi Wright 
Nicole Yelverton 

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age 9 
October 5,^993^ 

Skillful acting highlights 'The Crucible 7 

Credible acting, realistic set design result in convincing rendering of Salem witch trials 

Abigail slaps Betty across the face, 
who in turn falls onto the bed crying. 

Abigail again warns the girls 
that if they mention what went on 
last evening, she will make them 


Staff Writer 

With only three weeks to pre- 
pare for the demanding, emotional 
Arthur Miller play, The Crucible," 
the Northwestern Theater Depart- 
ment proved that they could fulfill 
the demand of the roles with profes- 

This was the first time I had 
been given the opportunity to see a 
performance by the Northwestern 
Theater Department, and I must 
admit, I was impressed. 

Although I had previously stud- 
ied "The Crucible," I had never wit- 
nessed a stage production of the play. 

The dramatization of the play 
provided me with a deeper under- 
standing of the insanity and the 
power of suggestion that went along 
with the witch hunts. 

The Crucible" is about the Sa- 
lem, Mass., witch hunts and al- 
though some of the characters have 
been altered, the fate of all the char- 
acters is the same as their historical 

One of the aspects that made 
the performance so moving was the 
slanted stage. 

This type of stage is a drastic 
change from the conventional stage. 

It allowed the audience members to 
better see the performances. I did 
wonder, however, if it made moving 
more difficult for the actors by throw- 
ing off their balance. 

The play opens to find Reverend 
Samuel Parris (Sammy Brewster) 
beside his sick daughter's (Eleisha 
Eagle) bedside in an attic bedroom. 

The story takes place in Salem 
in the spring of 1692. The town is in 
uproar over rumors of witchcraft, 
similar to the incident in the 1950's 
over McCartheism. 

Parris discovered some of the 
village girls, including his niece, 
Abigail Williams (Kim Howard) and 
daughter, dancing and "conjuring 
with spirits" in the woods. 

Because this incident could ruin 
him, Parris is livid. Thomas Putman 
(Jeff Williams) and his wife, Ann 
(Leigh Anne Bramlett) enter the 
scene and tell Parris their daughter 
Ruth (Courtney Bailey) is also un- 
der the "Devil's touch." 

The rest of the girls enter the 
room and discuss last night. Abigail 
threatens them into silence about 
the events of the previous night. 

Abigail shakes Betty, who 
wakes up and tries to fly out of the 
window. Abigail grabs her, and 
Betty recounts how Abigail "drank 
a charm to kill John Proctor's wife." 

Abigai l(Kim Howard) professes her love to John Procter (Steven R. 

McCormick) Photo by Shannon Kelly 

wish they had never seen the sun go 


The audience sees the power 
that Abigail has over the other girls. 
This scene was by far the most in- 
tense scene in scene one. The perfor- 
mances by Eleisha Eagle and Kim 
Howard in this scene were outstand- 

John Proctor (Steven R. 
McCormick) enters the scene and 
we see he and Abigail have had an 

He tells Abigail he never wants 
to "think softly" or touch her a fe ain. 
Abigail refuses to believe this. She 
tells Proctor about the events in the 

Suddenly, Betty awakens and 
screams, causing everyone to rush 
back into the room. Reverend John 
Hale of Beverly (Daryl Lathon), who 
has been called to "ascertain witch- 
craft," enters. Also Giles Corey (Jerry 
Mullins) enters the scene. 

Mullins performance lightens 
the mood and gives the audience 
some laughs. 

Hale questions Abigail about 
witchcraft, who in return blames 
Tituba, the slave (K. Renae Pullen). 
Tituba rightfully denies these alle- 
gations, but Putman and Parris want 
to hang Tituba for witchcraft. 

Hale encourages Tituba to save 
herself by confessing to witchcraft 
and name others who are practicing 

The scene intensifies as Tituba, 
Betty, and Abigail name people who 
they say are practicing witchcraft. 

Some of the best acting in the 
play was done in scenes like this 
one, where there was complete and 
total chaos. Scenes such as this one 
showed the fear and insanity of the 

Scene two opens eight days later 
in the common room of John Proctor's 
house. John Proctor enters and sits 
down to dinner. 

He and his wife, Elizabeth (Patty 
Breckenridge), discuss ordinary do- 
mestic life. Tension is in the 
air.however, due to John's indiscre- 
tion with Abigail. 

His wife tells of the proper court, 
led by Abigail, that is convicting the 
accused witches. 

Elizabeth pleads with John to 
go to the court and tell that Abigail 




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A hysterical Abigail ( played by Kim Howard) confesses her knowledge 
Brewster), Tituba (K. Renee Pullen) and Giles (Jerry Mullins) 

is a fraud, but John is hesitant be- 
cause he has no witnesses to back 
him up. While Proctor and his wife 
are arguing, Mary Warren (Cathy 
Huey) enters the room. 

Proctor yells at her for disobey- 
ing him and going to Salem. Mary 
Warren gives Elizabeth a poppet 
(doll). Mary tells the Proctors that 
Elizabeth was accused in court of 
witchcraft, but she saved her life by 
denying Elizabeth had anything to 
do with witchcraft. 

Rev. Hale comes by to question 
the Proctors, and before long the 
Marshall (Aaron Moreland) and 
Ezekiel Cheever (Ivory Simon, Jr.) 
come to the house with a warrant to 
arrest Elizabeth. Abigail was 
stabbed, and she accuses Elizabeth. 

In an emotional scene, John tries 
to save his wife from jail, but his 
attempts are in vain. After a struggle, 
Elizabeth is finally carted off to jail. 

The next scene is a scene be- 
tween Abigail and John in the woods. 
John tries to get Abigail to come to 
her senses and stop her madness, 
but Abigail will not listen. 

This scene appeared in the 
original production, but was dropped 
by Arthur Miller from the published 
reading version, the Collected Plays, 
and all Compass editions published 
before 1971. 

The scene is not included in 
many of the productions, but I was 
glad that it was included in this 

This scene showed the extent of 
Abigail's madness. I heard the 
stunned gasp of some of the audi- 
ence members when John pushed 
Abigail down and called her a "mur- 

derous bitch." 

This scene captured the audi- 
ences attention. 

The next two scenes in the play 
provided the climax. 

The £ est scene of the whole play 
was in act two, scene two when the 
girls starter' . . . well, that is for me 
to know and 5nyone who hasn't yet 
seen "The Jrucible" to find out. 

Although each actor did a fine 
job in portraying his/her role, 
Sammy Brewster, Eleisha Eagle, 



of witchcraft to Rev. Pains (Sammy 

Photo by Shannon Kelly "No 

Kim Howard, Cathy Huey, Steve^ent 0\ 
R. McCormick, Jerry Mullins, Dary . e y' r e 
Lathon, Patty Breckenridge, and D 
Randy Long shined in their portray Bnalty 

Even though I did catch a fern, 
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must see for anyone who would em 

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October 5, 1993 


Campus Quotes: Did the Northeast police overreact by arresting the "car polishers?" 

Jfebra Singleton 


KeU * 1 "No. I don't think they 
Steve^ent overboard. In Florida, 
s ' a ^^iey're giving kids the death 
sortrayjenalty for car-jacking." 

Mike Michelle 


"The shoe polishing is a 
spirit thing, but going too far 
and causing damage is 
pushing the line." 

i leve- 
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id up at 

is buildflrine Dorm Council 

Lane Hebert 


"I think they should have 
paid for any damages and 
maybe write a letter of 
apology. But, really, shoe 
polishing is no big deal." 

Julia Callia 


"Yes. It was all in fun. The 
students were showing spirit 
and not damaging any cars." 

Jeff Burkett 

Dayton, Ohio 

"No. That's downright van- 
dalism. They deserve every- 
thing that happened to 

Campus Connection 

Sharnell Jones, a junior social work 
. jor from Baton Rouge, was selected Ms. 
bine Dorm last Monday. 

I am very pleased," Jones said. "I am 
Ay excited to be part of the homecoming 
: tade." Jones will represent Sabine Dorm 
the Homecoming Parade this Thursday. 

pides Dorm Council 

Congratulations to Courtney Alexander, 
■it place winner, and Derek Rabuck, sec- 
1 place winner, in the Rapides nine-ball 
il tournament. 

la Sigma Sigma 

Don't forget that this is Homecoming 
iek. Come and support NSU at all of the 
tvities. Tuesday is Clifftianger in the Al- 
jat 7 p.m. Wednesday is the Half-Niter at 
|IM building at 8 p.m. Thursday is the 
Imecoming Parade at 5 p.m. Wear your 
We and white on Friday. Also, float deco- 
ding will be from 9 until every night this 
<fek at the house. 

Big Sis Little Sis continues this week. 
All items must be in the house before 6 p.m. 
on Wednesday. The Big Sis Little Sis party 
is Sunday before the meeting. 

There is a Public Relations meeting 
5 :30 Wednesday. Composite pictures will be 
taken at the house from 6 to 9 on October 14. 

Phi Mu 

Football practice is today and tomorrow 
at 3:30. We play Thursday at 3:30 — every- 
one come to support our team! 

Let's show our NSU spirit this week by 
participating in all the Homecoming activi- 
ties! Congratulations to the Phi Mu mem- 
bers who are members of the Homecoming 
Court. We will have a reception for our 
alumnae Saturday from 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 
the house. 

Don't forget to donate blood! 

Purple Jackets 

Congratulations to those Purple Jacket 
members who are on the Homecoming Court. 
And to Jennifer Berry for receiving the honor 
of Miss NSU! 

Our next meeting is 5:30 p.m., October 
11, in the Blue Key/Purple Jacket Room of 
the Student Union. 

Baptist Student Union 

The BSU is off to a good start, and now 
is the time to get involved with us. We are a 
place to study, worship, or just to hang out. 
Lunch Bunch meets every Tuesday at 1 1 :05 
in the Cane River Room. Wednesday nights 
we have Family Groups at 8:30 — a time of 
worship, fellowship, and encouragement 
with other students. On Thursday we have 
Lunch Encounter at the BSU — only 75 
cents. A good meal, followed by a short 
devotion time. Come by and check us out — 
you're always welcome. . 

Kappa Sigma 

Our Graffiti Party was a tremendous 
success. Everyone hud a great time and left 
with very "original" shirts. Homecoming is 
this weekend, Oct. 9, and the party starts 

after the game. There will be a live band and 
all ladies are invited. The dates for Formal 
have been set for November 5 and 6, and it 
will be in New Orleans. Our intermural 
football team is 3-1, and we play Theta Chi 
Monday. We are very excited about our new 
pledges and would also like to congratulate 
our new initiates. 

Nursing Students 

The following policies are being imple- 
mented and evaluated for fall 1993: 

(1) A student who is currently enrolled 
in prerequisite courses and will have com- 
pleted all prerequisite requirements for clini- 
cal by December 17, 1993, will be allowed to 
submit a Petition to Enroll in Nursing 
Courses Packet for enrollment in clinical 
nursing courses in spring 1994. 

(2) A student who has unsuccessfully 
submitted a Petition to Enroll in Nursing 
Courses Packet and who is trying to raise 
one's ranking by repeating prerequisite 
courses or retaking the NLN examination 
during the fall 1993 semester may request 
that fall 1993 grades and/or NLN scores be 
considered as a part of the Petition Packet. 

Please see procedures for the above two 

policies posted outside Division of Nursing 
door in Home Economics Building. 

Non-traditional Students Organization 

Join NTSO for fun, prizes and mutual 
support. Meetings will be held 8:30 each 
Tuesday and noon each Wednesday in room 
221 of the Student Union. 


There will be a Public Relations Stu- 
dent Society of America meeting Monday at 
1 p.m. 

All majors are encouraged to attend. 

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day at 5p.m. 

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ctober 12, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Volume 82, Number 10 

ear-riot mars Homecoming Week 

pparent race-related violence results in two hospital admissions 

What started as an ordinary 
L change of words escalated into a 
'ajor altercation Thursday night 
W Northwestern's Softball field. 

According to Clay Gardner, 
asurer of Kappa Sigma, several 
ternity members were standing 
the yard in front of the fraternity 
use when a passing truck slowed 
d occupants of the vehicle began 
lling racial slurs. 

A Kappa Sigma responded in 
Wl and about eight occupants of 
'e truck disembarked and started 
Jward the house. 

Approximately 30 fraternity 
mbers came out of the house and 
assailants retreated, vowing to 

According to Gardner, at about 

9:30 p.m., members of the fraternity 
arrived at the house and warned 
those already there that a group of 
35 to 50 men were walking toward 
the house. The group threw bricks 
and rocks through several windows 
of the Kappa Sigma house. At least 
one Kappa Sigma was hit in the hip 
by a brick. 

The fraternity men exited the 
house and pursued the other group, 
now fleeing in the direction from 
whence they had come, catching up 
to at least some in the vicinity of the 
Softball field. 

According to David West of the 
Northwestern News Bureau, 
approximately 35 men engaged in a 
struggle. Brandon Blades and 
Duwan Downs were treated and 
released from Natchitoches Parish 

Hospital following the melee. 

At 1:25 a.m. Friday, university 
police received a call complaining 
that a car was continually driving 
past the Kappa Sigma house. At 
2:35 a.m., a call came in that a fire 
bomb was thrown from a silver 
Nissan Sentra at the fraternity's 
Homecoming float. 

Natchitoches firemen were 
called then told to stand down as the 
fire was extinguished almost 

The incident is still under 
investigation, according to Fred 
Fulton, dean of students. 

Efforts to contact a 
representative of the other group 
were unsuccessful. Fulton said that 
it was not an organized group or a 
campus organization. 

Gardner was upset that the 
incident occurred, especially during 
Homecoming Week. 

"It really put a damper on the 
whole weekend," Gardner said. 

Members of Kappa Sigma left 
Saturday's game with about five 
minutes left to play at the request of 
authorities. Rumors had circulated 
that a group was planning to 
retaliate against the fraternity 
immediately following the game. 

A security guard was posted at 
the fraternity's homecoming party 
Saturday night; however, the night 
ended without incident. 

"We just want the whole thing 
to blow over," Gardner said. "It's 
turning into a black/white thing and 
we don't want that. I guess it's just 
going to take time." 

Vic the Demon oversees prep. 
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is for the burning on the Nicholl's Mascot 

allace to take helm at Louisiana Scholars' College 


News Editor 

Students and faculty will see 
[changes, as Dr. Ray Wallace re- 
jces Dr. Robert Sawyer as Direc- 
lof Scholars' College and Dr. Gary 
Is replaces Wallace as head of the 
fcartment of Language and Com- 

Sawyer resigned from his posi- 
I as director of Scholars' College 
lecept a position as president and 
|0 of the Rural Education Foun- 
and of Fake School. Fake 
not, operated by the Rural Edu- 
Foundation, is a preschool 
^twelfth grade private school 
Parmville, Va. 

j "Following a nationwide search, 
are fortunate to attract a profes- 
al with such an exceptional back- 
iund to lead Fake School toward 
goal of becoming t he finest rural 
»ol in the nation." J. B. Fake, a 
ired Atlanta industrialist for 
pm the school is named, said. "Dr. 

er is a pioneer who understands 
^ivatingand recognizing students 
academic achievement." 
1 President Robert Alost named 
Uace to replace Sawyer. Wallace 
aking his first order of business 

to get to know the students and 
faculty at Scholars' College. Wallace 
said he has had the chance to speak 
with some of the faculty both in a 
group and as individuals. 

"My next goal is to meet with 
the students," Wallace said. "That's 
the number one priority — is to 
assure the students that the change 
will not have a detrimental effect. 

"The college has been progress- 
ing very effectively, indeed. My goal 
is to help the students and the fac- 
ulty to make an even better college. 
I don't foresee major changes in cur- 
riculum. I do foresee major changes 
in enrollment." 

Increasing enrollment at Schol- 
ars' College is the most important 
change that Wallace wishes to make 
under his new directorship. 

"We really have to work at at- 
tracting students to what is essen- 
tially — as far as I'm concerned — 
the best educational experience in 
the state," Wallace said. 

In his efforts to increase enroll- 
ment, Wallace plans to use Scholars' 
College students as recruiters and 
to visit high school honors classes 
around the state himself. 

Wallace also plans to mass-mail 
posters and other promotional ma- 

As Wallace moves to his new position 
as director of Scholars' College, Gary 
Ross will assume ...head of Language 
and Communications 

terials. "We're obviously going to 
send out the traditional brochures 
and catalogs but we're working on a 
video to send to prospective stu- 
dents," he said. 

The video would show students 
what Scholars' College has to offer 
in terms of NSU, Natchitoches and 
Northwest Louisiana. The brochure 
will also show what Scholars' Col- 
lege has to offer that larger state 
schools and larger private schools 
cannot offer, according to Wallace. 

Wallace also plans to sell Schol- 
ars' College on the grounds of its 
degree program. Wallace believes 
intensive honors classes at Schol- 
ars' College combined with a variety 
of courses across the NSU campus 

produces an extremely marketable 
graduate. Wallace also noted liberal 
arts degrees, like those offered by 
Scholars' College, are in high de- 
mand in today's job market. 

Wallace said he has no illusions 
about the hard work involved with 
recruiting. However, he said the com- 
bination of faculty and students at 
Scholars' College is the strongest 
point of the college, as well as the 
combination of intellectualism and 

Wallace has another goal for 
Scholars' College as well. "In addi- 
tion, I'd like to see a little stronger 
connection between what's going on 
in the Scholars' College and what's 
going on at NSU," Wallace said. "I'd 

like to see more traditional majors . 
. . take a few courses over at the 
Scholars' College. I'd like to see some 
of the faculty come over and guest 
lecture, guest teach a course or com- 
bine courses and I'd like to see some 
of the Scholars' College students 
reach out a little bit [to NSU]." 

Overall, Wallace is pleased with 
Scholars' College and the opportu- 
nity to work with it. "I'm very, very 
excited about it and I'm pleased that 
I've got such a vibrant faculty," he 

As Wallace moves into his new 
position as director of Scholars' Col- 
lege, Ross will assume Wallace's 
position as head of language and 

"I had applied for the position 
once before and when the president 
decided that Ray, Dr. Wallace, would 
be promoted, he decided that be- 
cause of the work that I had done as 
director of Writing that I would be 
promoted to Ray's place," Ross said. 

Ross, while pleased with the 
present department, is also plan- 
ning to make some changes when he 
takes over. "I think that there's a 
number of things that need to be 
done," Ross said. "Ray has done a lot 

of good work in developing the gradu- 
ate program — work that I will con- 
tinue. One of my immediate con- 
cerns, too, is that I want the under- 
graduate program to start develop- 
ing and being a stronger compli- 
ment to our graduate program." 

Ross' immediate plans for re- 
vamping the undergraduate pro- 
gram include forming a committee 
which will look at what other insti- 
tutions are doing in this area, as 
well as discuss ideas from the NSU 

Ross would also like to form an 
undergraduate writing program 
aimed at non-English majors who 
need a strong minor. "I want the 
department to develop its own strong 
programs but I want the rest of the 
university to benefit too," he said. 
"We want a strong undergraduate 
program, and we want an area that 
we could help other majors on cam- 
pus as well." 

Ross is also very pleased with 
his new position. "I'm very pleased 
that I have been appointed," he said. 
"I am going to do a good job in devel- 
oping strong programs and in con- 
tinuing with the good work that Dr. 
Wallace has started." 

Dct. 10 


Staff Writer 

The Registrar's Office will make 
Iterm grades available to stu- 
Its on October 20 and 2 1 , and will 
registration for students en- 
ling in B-term classes. 
Undergraduate students can 
up their midterm grades from 8 
to 4:30 p.m. in the Friedman 

Student Union Ballroom on either of 
the two days. 

The procedure for picking up 
midterm grades has changed since 
last semester. Students must pick 
up their grades on specified days, 
otherwise the university will send 
the grades to the students' perma- 
nent home address. 

"These grades will not be avail- 
able after the 21st except by mail," 
said Hugh Durham, registrar. 

Students who attend off-cam- 
pus sites do not need to come to the 
Natchitoches campus to pick up their 
midterm grades. 

The Registrar's Office will mail 
the grades to the different off-site 

Off-campus students should 
contact their campus for informa- 
tion on where they can receive their 
midterm grades. 

Students can also register, drop 
and add B-term classes in the 
Registrar's Office beginning Octo- 
ber 1 1 and ending on the first day of 
classes, which start the week after 
midterms. B-term classes only run 
for eight weeks of the semester. 

"I'd like to see more B-term 
classes," Durham said. "It just gives 
the students a little bit more flexibil- 

The Registrar's Office has also 
begun preparations for early regis- 
tration for the spring semester, No- 
vember 17 and 18. 

"I really encourage students to 
early register, particularly fresh- 
men, because there's high demand 
classes that fill up real quick." 

Other details of early registra- 
tion for the spring semester will be 
made available to students at a later 

University Police assists 
in off-campus drug busts 

Resident Alost gives Homecoming Queen Jennifer Berry the traditional kiss 


Staff Writer 

Issuing annoying parking and 
speeding tickets are not the only 
roles Northwestern police play. For 
the past five years, Detective Doug 
Prescott of the university police has 
participated in the Drug Task Force. 

The Drug Task Force consists of 
four members from the police and 
sheriff departments along with 

The Drug Task Force is funded 
be a federal grant. Natchitoches 
Chief of Police, Keith Thompson, 
explained that grant is a federal 
program. The Natchitoches Hous- 
ing Authority and the Boys and Girls 
Club applied for the $14,699 grant 
along with the assistance of the po- 
lice department: 

"Basically it is a total effort to 
squash the drug problem," said Th- 

The grant money is used for 
equipment and supplies. 

"We are able to buy equipment 
such as video camaras, 35 mm cam- 
eras, and different things like that 
will assist us to moniter our area, 
photograph a situation, or identify 
people or cars," explained Thomp- 
son. "That is something we have 
been doing activally for the past three 

The police department is cur- 
rently appling for another grant for 
the amount of $30,000. 

Ricky Williams, NSU police 
chief, explained why Northwestern 
is assisting the local police in the 
fight against drugs. 

"We all need help," he said. "A 
drug deal will begin downtown or in 
the parish and end up in campus. So 
we have to work together. There is 
no choice." 

Thompson explained that work- 
ing with university police they are 
able to "share information." 

"They are a police force just like 
us but with a different area," he 
said. "It is much easier to have all 
agencies involved. If were not work- 
ing together we will be working 
against each other." 

Many students do not realize 
that university police have the same 
authority of policemen and as Will- 
iams explained, "even more." Un- 
like local policemen they have no 

"We can go anywhere in the 
state," Williams said. 

Prescott has been working with 
the drug task force for five years 
now. Prescott feels that working 
with outside police departments to 
combat drugs is "fantastic." 

"It benefits me and it benefits 
the university for us to actually go 
out there and put some time and 
effort in it," says Prescott. "We find 
out where the drugs are being sold 
in the streets and by whom." 

Recently, the drug task force 
concluded a five month long under- 
cover investigation. 

Approximately $1,500.00 in 
cash was seized and 130 rocks of 
crack cocaine valued at about 
$3,000.00 was also found. Six people 
were arrested but three were re- 
leased on their own recaganece. 

Unfortunately, only three of the 
six arrested remained in jail. 

Prescott explained that there is no 
place to put all offenders, therefore, 
only those with higher offenses such 
as homicide and manslaughter are 
jailed. The others are sent back into 
the streets. 

"As soon as we arrest them and 
before we are even finished with the 
paperwork, they are back out on the 
streets again," said Prescott. "The 
public sometimes blames us, but we 
have no choice." 

Thompson also said, "You feel 
like you have accomplished nothing. 
It is very aggravating." 

Prescott further explains that 
although most are set free, they are 
not selling drugs for a while. 

"We may not keep them off the 
street for very long, but they are 
always wondering if that next per- 
son they sell drugs to is an under- 
cover police officer," he said. "They 
may not sell drugs for a week, two 
weeks, months, and, hopefully, some 
will not go back to selling drugs." 

Prescott is not a newcomer to 
drug enforcement. 

For ten years he worked with 
drug enforcement at the sheriffs of- 
fice in Winn parish. Although with 
all this experience, working con- 
stantly with drug problems can take 
it's toil. 

"You have take it home with 
you, live with it and your family has 
to live with it," Prescott said. "It is a 
sacrifice you have to make. You 
have no choice in it." 

"Natchitoches is not exempt 
from drug problems," says Prescott. 
"We are fortunate it is not any worce 
than what it is." 

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October 12, 1993 

Minutes for October 4 Student Government Association meeting 


The meeting was called to order 
by President-of-the-Senate, Emmy 
DaCosta-Gomez at 8:25 P.M., 10/04/ 
93. The Pledge of Allegiance was led 
by Angela Hennigan, followed by 
the prayer, given by Clay Gardner. 
Laurie Coco called roll at 8:28 P.M. 
The minutes were motioned to be 
accepted by Angela Hennigan and 
seconded by Myron Bryant. The min- 
utes were accepted and thus passed. 

Emmy opened up for the 
Officer's Report. 

The floor was thus turned over 
to Clay Gardener with the 
Treasurer's Report. Clay will be 
sending out letters to those organi- 
zations that receive student fees and 
they will be presenting a budget for 
the Flight Team for they are in need 
of funding. Maddie has a motion also 
for New Business. 

Jay presented the Vice- 
President's Report. Jay thanked ev- 
eryone that worked at the polls for 
the run-off elections. Jay will not 
assign any points until he receives 
committee reports. 

New office hour sheets were dis- 
tributed for the Senators to fill in a 
time slot. A reminder that failure to 
complete office hours may result in 
an administrative evaluation. New 
long sheets will be in the SGA office. 
A reminder of two tabled motions 
were noted. Please follow Parlia- 
mentary Procedure when present- 
ing Bills and Resolutions. Please 
bring the Resource Guide with you 
to the SGA meetings. 

Blair presented the President's 
Report. Blair attended a multi-cul- 
tural center at Nicholls State Uni- 
versity. Discussion on establishing 
a multi-cultural center at NSU took 
place at the meeting. 

Blair would like a list stating 
the date, time and how often each 
committee meets so that everyone 
will be aware of this information. 

Two people need to be appointed 
to the Traffic Appeals committee 
and the two people that are chosen 
for this appointment are Jay Budd 
and Brad Thibodaux. Emmy 
DaCosta-Gomez will be on the Com- 
mittee on Organizations. 

The pizza bill from Career Day 
was only $100.00; we had allotted 

The NSU Challenge was ac- 

cepted by Nicholls State University. 
The trophy will be made by a com- 
pany that Allen Eubanks researched 
and it will only cost $50.00. The two 
Alumni Associations will pay for the 

Signs that are made for the 
Homecoming Game need to be put 
up in the stadium. Please return the 
tape if you have borrowed it form the 

Each committee needs to have 
one person sign up for the Bulletin 
committee. The first newsletter will 
be out by the end of the month. 

The Argus Editor needs to be 
approved; the candidate is Paul 

Senators need to attend the 
Campus Leaders Workshop on 10/ 
15/93 form 6-9 P.M. 

We need a volunteer to set up 
food for the Campus Leaders Work- 
shop through ARA. Please give Blair 
a copy of this transaction. 

Two new bills need to be consid- 
ered, Legislation 93-32 and 93-33. 

Information on the SGA short- 
term loan fund consists of being a 
full-time student, 2.0 cumulative 
GPA and good standing (academic 
and scholastic) with the University, 
and no previous late loans. Mr. 
Fulton's office may be contacted. 

Emmy called for Committee 
Reports. Angela Hennigan presented 
her report on the Homecoming Re- 
ception. The reception takes place in 
the President's Room at 11 A.M. on 
10/15. Please sign up if you can ride 
in the SGA float for the Homecom- 
ing Parade. 

There is another reception Sat- 
urday after the game that SGA is 
invited to and Angela encouraged 
all SGA personnel to attend. Blair 
will be at this reception to give a 
champagne toast to the Homecom- 
ing Court. 

Myron's Academic Affairs Com- 
mittee will meet at 6:30 P.M. before 
the SGA meeting next week. 

Stacy's committee needs help to 
put up signs at the football game. 
Anyone wishing to help Stacy make 
signs can help her during office 

M ary Ann's committee will meet 
on Monday's at 6:00 P.M. 

Susanna's Student Service's 
committee will meet this Thursday 


Emmy's Big Event committee is 
going quite well. She met with Dr. 
Alost and he is very excited about 
the upcoming events. Emmy needs 
everyone's forms (she is distributing 
an example so everyone will be on 
the same sheet of music) and the 
index card which contains 
committee's goals and tasks and who 
accomplishes the tasks. Please turn 
in by next week. 

Derek encouraged everyone to 
attend the Club/Sports Committee 
meeting which is held before every 
SGA meeting at 6:00 P.M. 

Clay's Fiscal Affairs Commit- 
tee will meet after this week's SGA 

Brad's Traffic and Safety com- 
mittee has placed a few maps in the 
SGA Senators boxes. Please help 
Brad's committee to come up with a 
new logo for the Crime Stopper's 
bumper sticker. 

Maddie stated that the articles 
for the Bulletin need to be typed and 
if possible, please try to type them 
on a computer and save them on a 
disk and turn them in to her. This 
will save time on the layout. 

Emmy called for Old Business. 
Gavin made a motion to remove from 
the table the motion for funding the 
Sociology Club. Stacy seconded the 
motion. Vote was takeif and the 
motion to remove the tabled motion 
passed. Discussion took place on the 
original motion. 

Stacy moved to amend the mo- 
tion to read $900.00 and Myron sec- 
onded the motion. 

Discussion on the motion took 
place and the motion passed with 
three oppositions and one absten- 
tion. Discussion took place on the 
amended motion and the motion 
passed with two abstentions. 

Emmy called for New Business. 
Myron made a motion to accept Leg- 
islation 93-33 concerning a cap of 
$4,000.00 be set for student organi- 
zations obtaining monies form SGA 
and these organizations organiza- 
tions obtaining monies from SGA 
and these organizations have to file 
for Student Association Fees to be 
assisted. Brad seconded the motion. 
The motion was discussed and thus 
passed with three oppositions and 
four abstentions. 

Maddie made a motion that 
Legislation 93-32 be accepted con- 
cerning Multiple Sclerosis support 
upto$600.00. Discussion took place. 
Emmy called on Paul Carrington to 
explain the reason for the funding 
and that he will embroider SGA/ 
NSU on his shirt. The motion passed 
with no oppositions and no absten- 

Derek made a motion that Leg- 
islation 93-34 be accepted concern- 
ing the Flight Team. Their funding 
consists of $6,370.00. 

The motion received a second 
and was discussed. John made a 
motion to amend the motion to read 
only $5,000.00. The motion failed 
for lack of a second. Vote took place 
on the original motion and was thus 
passed with one opposition and no 

No special reports were given. 

Emmy called for announce- 

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have to be a committee chair or de- 
partment head. Also, a meeting was 
held to discuss where the call boxes 
will be placed. Accomplishments on 
the call boxes will be completed by 
next month. 

Please remember your commit- 
ment to SGA. If anyone is interested 
in helping Blair support SGA, he 
will be talking to the fourth floor of 
Rapides (South) at 7:00 P.M. on 10/ 

Jay: Please sign the new office 
hour sheet. 

Gavin: Please help with the 
investigation of ARA by saving your 
meal receipts and placing them in a 
box in the SGA office. Make a men- 
tal note of food prices of similar items 
in the grocery stores and compare 
them to the ARA prices. 

John: Open invitation to the 
Rodeo at the Fair this weekend. 

Lauren: Questioned the meet- 
ing of the Campus Organizations. 

Stacy: Everyone is invited to 
come to the fair with Stacy and her 
roommate. She also thanked Jay for 
a great job during the elections. 

Emmy: Emphasized the impor- 
tance of the publicity of the SGA 
through our own Bulletin and not 
solely through the Current Sauce. 

Clay: Mark and Maddie need to 
turn in the invoices in order to re- 
ceive payment. 

Brad: Committee members 
need to stop by the University Police 
Station and pick up a campus map. 

Blair: Also encouraged the Sen- 
ate to pick up a map at the Univer- 
sity Police Station. 

Derek: Club/Sports meets ev- 
ery Monday night at 6:00 P.M. The 
budget for the Horse Show Associa- 
tion will be reviewed at the next 

Myron made a motion to ad- 
journ. The motion received a second 
and the meeting of 10/04/94 wag 
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Yanko wski: a true artist 

Associate professor of art's success results from dedication, inspiration 


Staff Writer 

Dr. Micheal Yankowski , an As- 
sociate Professor of Art, is celebrat- 
ing his seventh year at Northwest- 

Yankowski received a 
bachelor's degree in art education 
jnd a master's degree in curriculum 

and instruc- 
tion from the 
University of 
Wisconsin and 
a master's de- 
gree in fine 
arts from 
Tech. He 
came to 
ern Univer- 
sity with an 
extensive em- 
record. He 
has been a 
graphic artist 
in the Middle 
East, a de- 
signer, a 
sculptor, an AN specialist in a hospi- 
tal, a photographer, a high school 
teacher, and a professor. 

Yankowski teaches advertising, 
design, photography, and art educa- 
tion classes and continually designs 
and creates art. "I do mixed media 
work. I use a lot of surfaces — a lot of 
wood and metal and clay," he said. 
Included in his work are silk 

"I do art because I love it" 

screen and air brush paintings. "I 
figure when you're dead, there's 
plenty of time to rest," Yankowski 

Proof of his dedication to keep- 
ing himself busy remains in a de- 
tailed and continuing list of accom- 

Among these achievements are 
the design of the Louisiana State 
Fair poster in 1983 and the Zwolle 
Tamale Festival poster in 1990. On 
March 8, 1993, Yankowski received 
the Mildred Hart Bailey Research 
Award for outstanding curio re- 
search. He researched, wrote, 
printed, and bound his own book 
centered around the letters of the 
English alphabet. 

Currently, Yankowski designed 
the latest Christmas Festival poster, 
titled "Twilight Visitor", depicting 
St. Nicholas gazing through a magic 
doorway upon the fields and festivi- 

tiesofChristmasinNatchitoches. It 
will be unveiled on October 8. 

Although he is especially recog- 
nized for his work in the print me- 
dia, Yankowski professes a particu- 
lar love for sculpting. He exhibits 
regionally and nationally. 

He recently showed various 

birdhouse works at the "Home Tweet 
Home" exhibit at Louisiana College. 
He has a current exhibit in Contem- 
porary Crafts in Urban Environ- 
ment at the New Orleans Museum 
of Art. Yankowski is a gallery artist 
at the Gruen Gallery in Chicago a. c 

Future plans of Yankowski's 
include ideas to build a working crys- 
tal radio and the use of nails recov- 
ered from a nearby plantation to 
make a cross at Easter. Also in- 
cluded in his future are his wife, 
Joanne, and his two daughters, 

Alexis and Sarah. 

Many traits combine to form 
the true artist, Yankowski believes. 
These characteristics are comprised 
of years of study and dedication and 
inspired thought processes. 

"I do art because I love it. I love 
it. I have to do it. I put other things 
aside to do it. You have to have a 
different outlook. You're curious, 
you're active, you've got to be able to 
dip into that creative well," 
Yankowski said, discussing the 
needed connection between the mind 
and the hands in his description. 

Dance Ensemble to present Cats 


Staff Writer 

The Northwestern State 
University Dance Ensemble will 
perform selections from the 
Broadway musical Cats Thursday 
in the fine arts auditorium. 

The performance will include 
several excerpts from Cats, including 
the song "Memories". 

According to Ed Brazo, the 
director of the company, the 
ensemble will expand its repitoire. 
Although the organization is 
primarily geared for theater dance 
they will perform modern and ballet 
in addition to the lyrical and 
percussive jazz numbers which 
characterize Broadway shows. 

"We are doing innovative 
dance," Brazo said. "Hopefully we 
can use the dance and repitoire to 

spread interest in theater. We are 
asking people to accept theater dance 
the way it is presented now. Dance is 
communicative; dance is innovative; 
dance is creative and we are 
approaching it in the 90s." 

The NSU dance ensemble holds 
periodic auditions which are open to 
all students interested in dancing. 
Students join by audition only. 

"No one gets paid," Brazo said. 
"It's a total volunteer group." 

SHEAR book prize awarded to history professor 

Jr. Ann Malone receives numerous awards, wide-spread recognition for Sweet Chariot 


News Editor 




Dr. Ann Malone, associate 
irofessor of history , recently received 
he Society for Historians of the Early 
American Republic (SHEAR) Book 
Vize for 1993 for her book, Sweet 
hariot: Slave Family and 
husehold Structure in Nineteenth 
Century Louisiana. 

The SHEAR Book Prize is 
warded to the best book published 
i n America in 1992 about American 
listory between 1789 and 1850. 
^veet Chariot, published by the 
Jniversity of North Carolina Press, 
:ias also received the L. Kemper 
%illiams Prize in Louisiana History 
fcr 1992 and the Best Publication 
Iward from the Louisiana Historical 
Association. In addition, according 
lo Malone, the book has been 
•ominated for a Pulitzer Prize. 

Sweet Chariot is a detailed 
malysis of 19th century slave 
families and their households. In 
the book Malone shows how slaves 

formed families and households in a 
community, and how those families 
and communities changed through 
the years. 

Malone began her research as 
part of her doctoral dissertation at 
Tulane University in New Orleans. 
She completed the research over a 
period of seven years while in 
Louisiana. Malone also made trips 
to Louisiana within the past two 
years to supplement research. 

The information for the book 
was very hard to find, according to 
Malone. "Even plantation records 
rarely list slaves in familial groups," 
she said. Most of Malone's research 
was not found in comfortable 
archives, but by digging through old 
parish records in parish courthouses. 
Malone even had to travel to some 
remote areas, which had no motels. 
On one occasion she stayed in a 
fishing camp while researching in 
Catahoula Parish. 

"Even then most of the records 
were records of plantation sales and 
state inventories," Malone said. 
"Slaves were generally listed by 

Certainly, my greatest gratification 
has simply been in being able to tell 
the story of 10,000 voiceless people" 

gender rather than family It was 

like looking for needles in a 

However, Malone's hard work 
eventually resulted in a data base of 
more than 10,000 slaves in 155 slave 
communities in 26 parishes, as well 
as descriptive studies of three 
plantations, Oakland, Pettite Anse 
and Tiger Island. 

Among Malone's finding were 
that a slave had only a 50 percent 
chance of living in a traditional 
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"Louisiana slaves had a weH 
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Malone is very pleased with the 
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success as just part of her job. 
"Certainly my greatest gratification 
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Malone, a social historian, said 
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"This is the best book ever 
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American family," Lawrence 
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Student Activities 

The Office of Student 
Activites will sponsor an 
organizational leaders workshop 
6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Student 
Union Ballroom. Guest speaker will 
be Rick Miller from Designs for 
Development. All officers of 
chartered and non-chartered 
organizations and resident 
assistants are required to attend. A 
light meal will be served to those 
who attend. Questions can be 
directed to Reatha Cox at 6511. 


Panhellenic, along with 
Business and Professional Women, 
the American Cancer Society, and 
Natchitoches Les Amies, will co- 
sponsor a breast cancer awareness 
seminar at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 
President's Room of the Student 
Union. All campus women are urged 
to attend this informative session. 

Questions can be directed to Reatha 
Cox at 6511. 

Natchitoches Audobon Society 

The Natchitoches Audubon 
Society will present an information 
session on the Red-Cockaded 
Woodpecker at its October meeting 
in Williamson Museum on the second 
floor of Kyser Hall at 7:30 p.m. 

Interested students and 
friends are invited. Viola Ritchie, 
Wildlife Biologist, will show slides of 
Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers and will 
describe the United States Forest 
Service program to protect this 
endangered species and the success 
of this program in northwest 

Students For Choice/Coalition 
For Sexual Awareness 

Students For Choice/ 
Coalition For Sexaul Awareness will 
have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in 

room 316 of the Student Union. 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a 
professional music fraternity, will 
hold a Rent-a-Gent fund raiser at 
7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the recital 
hall of the fine arts building. All 
ladies are invited to attend tomorrow 
night's performance. 

Baptist Student Union 

The BSU is off to a good 
start, and now is the time to get 
involved with us. We are a place to 
study, worship or just hang out. 
Lunch Bunch meets at 11:05 
Tuesdays in the Cane River Room. 
Wednesday nights we have family 
groups at 8:30 — a time of worship, 
fellowship and encouragement with 
other students. On Thursdays we 
have Lunch Encounter at the BSU 
— only 75 cents for a good meal, 
followed by a short devotion time. 

Purple Jackets 

The Purple Jackets will be 
hosting a Trick-or-Treat party at the 
Alumni House for the faculty's 
children. The party will be from 6 
p.m. to 8 p.m.. Thursday. Oct. 28. 
Members need to bring at least one 
bag of candy each and meet at the 
house at 5:45. 

Return members need to 
pay their $10 dues. New members 
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Once again Northwestern has proven the adage 
"the smaller the community, the larger the rumor mill." 

Following the fracas around the Kappa Sigma 
house last week, more than a few rumors surfaced about 
the origins of the apparently racially divided brouhaha. 

The first bit of information the old rumor mill 
churned out was that a real-life civil war re-enactment 
had taken place near the Kappa Sigma house. It involved 
nearly 1 00 people and was evenly split down racial lines. 

Word was that racial slurs started an all-out brawl 
involving boards, bats and pitchforks (flaming, no doubt) 
resulting in the hospitalization of several members from 
both parties. 

In addition, the Sigs were reported to have burned 
crosses on the tennis courts and Rapides dormitory, 
creating tension. 

While this was going on, yet another group of 
Kappa Sigmas donned costumes - one in Klan robes and 
another in black-face - and mounted the bed of another 
member's pickup. After performing their version of the 
Rodney King beating in the homecoming parade, the 
pair went on to demonstrate their talent to the good 
people of Robeline, who were said to be very appreciative. 

In retaliation, the other group supposedly attacked 
the Kappa Sigma house and several cars belonging to 
Kappa Sigmas with Molatov Cocktails. Extensive 
property damage, including the fiery destruction of the 
Kappa Sigma house and the rodeo stables were also 
reportedly caused by the bombings. 

If you read the story on the front page, you know 
how off-base (although entertaining) these stories are. 
However, they do prove just how scary gossip can become. 
If enough students took the rumors to heart and decided 
to act on the fear caused by them, a more serious division 
II could have occurred among students here. 

As The Current Sauce pointed out in the editorial 
two weeks ago, the divisions - racial and otherwise — 
existing on campus have the potential to tear our society 
apart if we allow them to increase. 

As each person adds his or her personal twist to 
already volatile stories, the stories do get more interesting 
but their potential harm increases in direct proportion. 

The Current Sauce Quote of the Week 

'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a 
government without newspapers, or newspapers 
vvithout a government, I should not hesitate a moment 
o choose the latter." Thomas Jefferson, 1787 


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Mike Thorn 
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Jordan to be sorely missed by columnist 


I can remember years ago when 
the fascination began. I was about 
thirteen years old and watching tele- 
vision with my dad. The college 
basketball highlights began and as 
usual I studied the players acrobatic 
moves across the court. When the 
North Carolina highlights came on I 
became breathless. Who was that 
number 23 ? He was amazing. He 
played with boundless enthusiasm 
and intensity. He soared. He 
dunked. He stole the ball. Hedrained 
perimeter jumpers. He did it all. 
Who was this guy? He was and still 
is the greatest basketball player to 
ever play the game. He, of course, is 
Michael Jordan. 

After nine years of professional 
basketball, Michael Jordan is walk- 
ingaway. He's walking away a cham- 
pion and a role model. No other 
athlete in the history of organized 

sports has ever captivated the world 
quite the way Michael has. The 
roots of our adulation began with his 
basketball blessings and carried over 
into his almost faultless personal- 

been effective in the modern era, 
please stand down. Jordan scored 
more and looked better doing it than 
any to ever lace up a pair of sneak- 
ers. It is not debatable. But, as 

...a charismatic figure 
who remained humble 
and effervescent 

ity. Michael was always cordial and 
giving of himself, a charismatic fig- 
ure who remained humble and effer- 
vescent in the most trying of circum- 
stances. This was his greatest gift. 

To spend time debating his place 
in the history of the game would be 
pointless. Anyone who ever knew 
anything about basketball knew he 
was the best. Yes, the best of all- 
time. Bird fans and Magic fans and 
arrested adolescents who actually 
think Wilt Chamberlain could have 

unique as his skills on the court 
were, it's his attitude off the court 
that will make him immortal. 

Michael has lived the last nine of 
ten years of his life in a fish-bowl. 
He has been hounded and harassed 
by people each and every time he 
has gone a ny where d uri ng the course 
of those years. He rarely if ever 
complained. Living in the spotlight, 
though not something I have per- 
sonally experienced, is without ques- 
tion difficult to do. Michael always 

carried himself with grace and dig- 
nity. In the early days Jordan was 
just a great athlete. During his last 
several years in the league he be- 
came a transcendent athlete who's 
opinion on social issues was unnatu- 
rally important. He somehow man- 
aged to avoid controversy and some- 
how teach our children valuable les- 
sons. His task was not an enviable 
one. We can only thank our lucky 
stars that he was always up to it. 

Michael Jordan is gone from the 
world of professional basketball. I've 
looked to this day with dread for 
years now. Some say he's leaving 
too early, he is after all only thirty 
and undoubtedly at the top of his 
game. As hard as it is to say , I have 
to admit I'm happy. For what he's 
given us Michael deserves to live a 
long and prosperous life in peace 
and anonymity if he so desires. I just 
can't help feeling that the circus is 
leaving town and it's never coming 
back. You're one of a kind. 

Letters to the editor 


There are just a few things I 
would like to say about the Kappa 
Alpha "Around the World" party 
incident. Although I do feel that KA 
was at fault for serving 17-year- 
olds, I don't feel that it was their 
fault that people were hospitalized. 
Just because alcohol is present at a 
party, it does not mean that one 
must consume it (much less to the 
point of needing medical attention). 

I think the people who were 
hospitalized should stand up and 
take responsibility for their own 
actions. Also I think that they should 
quit trying to blame this all on a 
fraternity ( and something as silly as 
getting a star or t-shirt). No one was 
forcing these individuals to drink. 
Maybe these people should reassess 
their levels of self-control and 

I have now been at NSU for 
four and a half years. Although I do 
not know the present members of 
KA as well as I did know their now 
alumni members, I have always seen 
this organization in a respected light. 
I feel that it is very unfortunate that 
KA had to lose some great officers, in 
particular, Brandon Taylor, over this 


I am appalled by the article 
printed in last week's paper regard- 
ing the Kappa Alpha "Around the 
World'' party. There were many 
females, including myself, that at- 
tended the party but chose not to 
drink. And others who drank re- 
sponsibly (2 - 4 shots). Those of you 
who blame KA for the amount of 
alcohol you consumed that night are 
simply fooling yourselves. 

I was invited to go around the 
world several times. However, I 
politely declined and felt no pres- 
sure. I'm amazed that a college 
student justified drinking 15 shots 
of alcohol in order to receive a star. 
This is not elementary school. And 
as far as the 100% cotton Fruit of the 
Loom t-shirt is concerned, any per- 
son with ten dollars could have 
received one. The prerequisitewas 
not getting your stomach pumped. I 
don't care what rural town you're 
from, anybody with half a bit of sense 
knows that 15 shots is too much. 
Not to mention the fact that the 
physical effects of shooting alcohol 
should be a strong indicator that you 
are drunk. 

If you aren't mature enough to 

be able to drink in moderation, then 
maybe you should go home so your 
parents can do it for you. Granted, 
KA is responsible for breaking na- 
tional policies concerning alcohol, 
but this fraternity is by no means 
responsible for college females that 
choose not to drink responsibly. It's 
a shame that any well-established 
fraternity (KA membership: 78) 
must incur the consequences of poor 
decisions made by seven self-inflicted 


There were several issues which 
I wanted to discuss with you in last 
week's Current Sauce, but I reached 
my 250-word limit. As you know, 
there were three applicants present 
at the media board meeting Friday, 
Sept . 24 , when the media board chose 
Paul Pickering as the 1993-94 Argus 
editor. I feel that both myself and 
Bonnye Busbice were discriminated 
against due to our involvement in 
the Louisiana Scholars' College. It's 
no secret that LSC has become a 
taboo subject with our present me- 
dia board due to an incorrect belief 
that Argus has become an"inner 
sanctum publication" for LSC stu- 
dents to voice their "prurient" be- 
liefs. It seems to me that most of the 
members on the media board 
wrongly correlated the recent stir 
about "Power Tools and Eroticism" 
with LSC student involvement. Yes, 
Madelyn Boudreaux (the editor and 
acting-editor of Argus for the past 
three years) was LSC student; but, 
does that necessarily mean that all 
LSC student share Miss Boudreaux's 
beliefs? Certainly not. 

At the end of last semester I 
was told by the media board that 
I was "not qualified" to serve as 
Argus editor. Well, let's see.. I have 
been actively involved in the Argus 
for the past three years (as fiction 
editor, editor of scholarly essay, and 
general staff member), have co-ed- 
ited two literary magazines in the 
past, have completed over 45 hours 
of English courses (including Cre- 
ative Writing and Poetry &Poetics), 
possess a 3.5 English G.P.A., cur- 
rently have a cumulative G.P.A. of 
3.3 , and I am the winner of the 1990- 
9 1 Argus award for outstanding dedi- 
cation and service. Considering all 
of '.hese "lack of qualifications," the 
o.ily explanation I have for the me- 
dia board's decision is their disap- 
proval of my involvement in the Loui- 
siana Scholars' College. Put simply, 
1 believe that the majority of the 
media board did not want an LSC 

student to serve as Argus editor this 
year, and they took measures to in- 
sure this. If I am grossly mistaken 
about this belief, then why have there 
been no LSC student representa- 
tives to the media board; so then, 
Mr. Blair Dickens, why did you over- 
look this part of our university's stu- 

I also feel that a particular mem- 
ber of the media board may have 
been biased in favor of Paul Pickering 
as Argus editor because of 
Pickering's active involvement in 
Sigma Tau Delta. This member is 
an officer for Sigma Tau Delta, and 
therefore could have easily been sub- 
jective in his vote. Doesn't it seem a 
tad too coincidental that one of 
Pickering's plans include "getting 
Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor 
society, more involved with Argus?" 
Exactly what does Mr. Pickering 
mean by "more involved?" There 
were rumors circulating last year 
that certain members of Sigma Tau 
Delta were trying to gain control of 
the Argus. Last year, I did not give 
these rumors much credibility, but 
considering the facts mentioned 
above, I am starting to wonder if 
these rumors weren't true. 

Argus was created to be a "single 
publication in which the varied tal- 
VIEW of NSU students may find 
expression;" (Argus, 1976, p. 1) yet. 
it seems that the Louisiana Schol- 
ars' College is no longer being con- 
sidered an important part of NSU-- 
at least not important enough to be 
represented on the media board! LSC 
is NOT a separate college! Graduat- 
ing students that complete the LSC 
curriculum requirements receive a 
certified diploma from Northwest- 
ern State University, just like any 
other NSU student. So, why are 
members of the media board, the 
students, and administration still 
"segregating" the students of the 
Scholars' College? As Argus editor, 
I would have tried to unify the stu- 
dents of this university on this issue, 
but the matter is now (unfortunately) 
out of my hands. I sincerely hope 
that this year's Argus will adhere to 
its founding principles, but I pres- 
ently doubt it. 


What the heck is going on in 
this town's "One of the Best" 
hospital? That is a very vague 
question, I know, but now my fellow 
citizens, I will tell you. The fine 
administration of the Natchitoches 
Parish Hospital has deemed it 
necessary to incorporate a policy that 

allows the staff of the emergency 
room specifically, to deny children 
two years of age medical attention 
unless it is "life threatening". 

Let me explam. On the morning 
of October 11, 1993, 1 was minding 
my own business working when I 
received a phone call. The call was 
from my fiancee telling me, "Chloe is 
very sick, she is gurgling when she 
breathes, and her breaths are short 
and wheezy." I asked her what 
Chloe's temperature was. She 
replied, "103 degrees." Tanya, my 
fiancee, then said she was going to 
the hospital to get Chloe seen. Now 
pay attention, this is where it gets 

When Tanya arrived at the 
emergency room with Chloe, she was 
taken to a room in the back. A nurse 
took Chloe's vital signs, and then 
left the room. The nurse could be 
heard talking on the phone. A few 
minutes later, the nurse came back 
to the room and said to Tanya, 
"Under our new policy, she [Chloe] 
cannot be seen because it is not life 

So Tanya, realized that her child 
would just have to suffer because, 
not only was it not "life threatening", 
but she would have to "pay up front". 
That is fine and dandy, but it was 
only 7:00 in the morning, and being 
reasonable people, neither Tanya nor 
myself carry a lot of money around 
with us and the bank is not open at 
7 a.m. So, Tanya pleaded with the 
nurse (who 1 am sure was a nice 
person at some point in her life before 
she made her own decision to be a 
nurse and care for sick people and 
children.) to let Chloe in so Chloe 
could get some kind of medical 

The nurse refused, and then 
Tanya lost her composure and told 
the nurse to let her speak to someone 
in administration. At that point a 
doctor, who was no part of the 
previous events by the way, said 
that he would see Chloe. Wow! What 
a concept! Caring for sick people, 
much to the chagrin of 
administration I'm sure. 

It turns out that Chloe has the 
Croup: a sickness that affects the 
lungs and can be fatal. I guarantee 
you citizens of Natchitoches, this 
same thing is going on every day. 
Please do not it happen to your 
children as well. I would like to 
apologize to the hospital for being 
"white trash" and, apparently not 
good enough to have my child cared 
for. It is an outrage, and a damn 
shame that this is going on. The 
Natchitoches Parish Hospital — One 
of the Worst! 

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October 12, 1993 

Demons whip 
Nicholls for 


Sports Editor 

Northwestern rushed for 306 
yards and three touchdowns and 
Brad Laird passed for two more as 
the Demons defeated Nicholls State, 
35-21. The homecoming win raises 
the Demons' record to 2-3, 1-1 in 
Southland Conference play. 

Nicholls falls to 0-5 , 0-2 in league 
play. For the third straight year and 
12th time in 14 seasons Northwest- 
ern has beaten the Colonels. 

After a scoreless first quarter, 
the Demons scored at the 13:23 point 
of the second quarter on a Brad 
Laird 30-yard touchdown pass to 
James Brock. Trea Ward's extra 
point gave the Demons a 7-0 lead. 

Nicholls State took advantage 
of a high snap over Jason Fernandez' 
head, recovering the ball at the 
Northwestern 1-yard line. On the 
next play Clyde Washington banged 
in for the touchdown. Adam Diel's 
extra point tied the score 7-7. 

It took the Colonels only three 
plays late in the second quarter to 
take the lead 14-7. Corey Thomas 
scrambled 72 yards leaving a wake 
of purple jerseys on the turf as he 
scored the touchdown. 

Northwestern came back with a 
scoring drive of their own marching 
80 yards in three plays to tie the 
score. Laird began the drive by com- 
pleting an 18-yard pass to wide re- 
ceiver Adam Swales down to the 
Nicholls 45. Chip Wood picked up 20 
on a rush off tackle giving the De- 
mons a first and ten at the Nicholls 
25. James Brock made the score 14 

14 scoring on a 25-yard flanker re- 
verse. Ward's extra point was true. 

The homecoming crowd 
breathed a sigh of relief late in the 
second quarter when Laird threw 
his second touchdown of the half, a 
25-yard pass to Danny Alexander. 
The Demons went to the locker room 
at the half leading 21-14. 

Northwestern Coach Sam 
Goodwin wasn't surprised the score 
was so close in the first half. 

"They crowded us by bringing 
up their linebackers," Goodwin said. 
"Defensively we played well . We had 
the one bad snap on the punt, and 
they broke a long run. If not for these 
two plays we would have had a com- 
fortable lead in the first half." 

In the third quarter, both teams 
swapped scoring drives, Northwest- 
ern on a Laird 1-yard run and 
Nicholls with Corey Thomas' second 
touchdown run of the day a 29-yard 
score. Going into the fourth quarter, 
the Demons couldn't shake the pesky 
Colonels. "They are very competi- 
tive, but if you take out four plays we 
blow them out," Goodwin said. "Their 
QB made some big runs, I don't know 
how he made some of them." 

The Demons used nine running 
backs to gain 306 yards rushing de- 
pending mostly on Danny Alexander 
and Deon Ridgell. Ridgell gained 76 
yards on 16 carries and Alexander 
gained 70 yards on 20 carries. James 
Brock led all receivers with five 
catches for 75 yards and one touch- 

Entering the fourth quarter the 
Colonels kept the game with in strik- 
ing distance 28-21. Defensive end 
Michael Morris intercepted a poorly- 


Demon Linebacker Steve Redeaux (54) wallops a Colonel ball carrier 

Photo by Judy Francis 

The Demons began the winning 
march at their own 14-yard line. A 
key play in the drive was on fourth 
and one, Laird picking up the first 
down on a keeper at the Nicholls 25- 
yard line to keep the drive alive. 

Nine running plays later 
tailback Danny Alexander scored 
from the one closing the scoring 
Northwestern 35-21. 

The conference win meant a lot 
to the Demons. "Anytime you win a 
conference game is big for us," 
Goodwin said. "NSU has a chance to 
be good, but we must control the ball 
and stop turnovers." 

thrown Laird pass and returned the 
ball to the Northwestern 30-yard 
line. Nicholls had a perfect opportu- 
nity to tie the game but turned the 
ball over when Corey Thomas 
fumbled at the 29 and Demon defen- 
sive end Robert Wright recovered 
the fumble. 

Northwestern put the game out 
of reach in the fourth quarter on a 
20-play 86-yard drive which ate up 
11:17 of the fourth quarter. "This 
was the key to winning the game," 
said a pleased Coach Goodwin. 
"When you're only up by one score 
you can lose by one play." 

Tech fans view interesting 
post-game programming 


Staff Writer 

lowing completion of its playback of 
the Tennessee game on Louisiana 

ensure that this type of mistake will 
never occur again ," he further stated. 

Louisiana Tech football fans got 
much more than they bargained for 
when about 10 minutes of an explicit 
pornographic video was dubbed at 
the end of a Tech game film. 

A video replay of Tech's Sept. 4 
game against Tennessee was being 
run on Louisiana Cablevision chan- 
nel 38 when the incident occurred. 

Jerry Stovall, Louisiana Tech 
athletic director, issued a statement 
about the incident, but would not 
comment further. 

"Louisiana Tech has learned that 
some objectionable material ran fol- 

"That's not our athletic 
department, that's not our 
team and that's not Tech" 

Cablevision Thursday night, and the 
university joins Louisiana 
Cablevision in a public apology for 
this inexcusable mistake," Stovall's 
statement said. 

"Measures have been taken to 

Louisiana Cablevision replays 
Tech's games at 8 p.m. each Thurs- 
day. The Tennessee game film ran 
about 90 minutes, followed by about 
two minutes of dead time, then about 
10 minutes of the pornographic video. 

Cablevision's Steve Wentworth 
said the tape is played by automa- 
tion, so the tape ran until it was 

"When we received the tape, that's 
the way we received it," Ron Phillips, 
Cablevision general manager, said. 

Approximately 50 people called 
the cable company to complain. 

Dan Reneau, Louisiana Tech 
president, also expressed his con- 
cern about the video replay. 

"That's not our athletic depart- 
ment, that's not our team and that's 
not Tech," Reneau said. 

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Page 7 

Flag Football playoffs 
to begin this week 


Staff Writer 




The past three weeks have built 
much excitement and anticipation 
for the future of this year's intramu- 
ral flag football. 

The teams were divided into 
three men's divisions and one 
women's division. The men's divi- 
sions were broken down into the 
orange, purple and Greek divisions. 

The winner of the purple divi- 
sion was ESAD who went undefeated 
with a 6-0 record. They will play at 5 
p.m. Wednesday in the champion- 
ship tournament. The second place 
team in this division was From The 
Back. They will play at 4 p.m. today. 

The orange division comes down 
to three teams, Les Couvillions, Col- 
lege Boyz and White Trash. The win- 

ners of this division will be decided 
in a playoff game between Les 
•Couvillions and White Trash at 4 
p.m. today. 

Les Couvillions has made the 
playoffs but if they beat White Trash, 
the College Boyz will be in the play- 
offs instead of White Trash. 

The final division is the Greek 
division. The Kappa Sigmas and the 
Kappa Alphas met in a playoff game 
at 4:30 yesterday to decide the out- 
come of this division. The winner of 
the Greek division will play in the 
tournament at 4 p.m. Wednesday. 
The second place team will play at 5 , 
p.m. Tuesday. 

The women's intramural divi- 
sion has come down to two teams, 
the first-place BSU Women and the 
second-place PE Majors. The finals 
between these two teams will be 5 
p.m. Thursday. 

Demons to face Bearkats 


Sports Editor 

Coach Sam Goodwin is not hop- 
ing for a repeat of last year's game 
(against Sam Houston State. Despite 
IDeonRidgell's running for 105 yards 
(in front of a regionally televised game 
on Home Sports Entertainment, the 
Demons lost 42-19 in Turpin Sta- 

The Bearkats dismantled the 
Demons by blocking three punts and 
returning two of them for touch- 
downs. The three blocked punts by 
the Bearkats were just one shy of 
the I-AA record. 

The Demons only trailed 14-7 at 
the half, but a 20-yard blocked punt 
return by Orlando Williams and a 
39-yard blocked punt return by Sean 
Thomas opened the scoring flood 
gates for Sam Houston in the third 

Back for the Bearkats this year 
is Charles Harris a running back 
who punishes defensive players 
when they try to tackle him. Harris 
on the '93 season has rushed for over 

300 yards and scored five touch- 

At quarterback, Dwight Gross 
has taken over for the departed 
Ashley Van Meter and has completed 
39-76 passes for 549 yards and two 

Despite the loss of nine start- 
ers, the Bearkat defense still ranks 
as one of the top defenses in I-AA. 

In the season opener against 
Southeast Missouri State, the 
Bearkats held SMS to 62 yards rush- 
ing and 75 yards passing. In their 
second game of the season they held 
Rice scoreless for 37:36. The Owls 
had scored 165 points in their previ- 
ous six games. Along the defensive 
front Elvin Massenburge and senior 
defensive tackle Roger Pryor lead a 
strong unit. 

The Kats are coached by Ron 
Randleman.Theyhavea 14-6 record 
in the Southland Conference since 
1991. The Bearkats finished the 1992 
Southland Conference season 3-2-2 
losing only to Northeast Louisiana 
and McNeese State. Sam Houston 
State is ranked 27th in division I- 

How the Demons and Bearkats Line up 

Demon "Pro I" Offense Bearkats "4-3" Defense 

SE 82 Jared Johnston CB 23 

OT 76 Marcus Spears ,DE 45 

OG 50 Jason Hayes DT 70 

C 73 John Dippel NG 92 

OG 63 George Paul DT 98 

OT 72 Curtis Wilkins LB 51 
TE 87 Brandon Gosserand LB 43 

FL 5 James Brock LB 59 

FB 27 Danny Alexander CB 9 

TB 40 Deon Ridgell FS 24 

QB 10 Braid Laird SS 35 

Demon 4-3-4 Defense 

Bearkats "Pro I" Offense 

P 4 Jason Fernandez P 3 

Trey Woods 



Don Butler 

WR 83 

Tonzell Green 

John Solomon 



Jason Storm 



Donald Henson 

Roger Pryor 



Nathan Piatt 

OG 72 

Kevin Johnson 

Elvin Massenburge 



Robert Wright 



D. J. O'Connor 

Zenon Flores 



Joe Cummings 

OG 77 

Kevin Saindon 

Billy Holmes 



Steve Redeaux 



Kevin Janek 

Marc Tidwell 



Kevin Rhodes 



Blake Vincent 

Jeff Jordy 



Fred Thompson 



Dwight Gross 

Era Palmer 



Ed Moses 



Kirk Lawrence 

Kevin Riley 



Jerome Keys 



Charles Harris 

Mitchell Moore 



Tony Echols 



Travis Dougherty 

Josh Farrell 



Jason Fernandez 



Chris Batten 

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October 19, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Volume 82, Number 10 

Controversy surrounds firing of 

Natchitoches Parish Hospital's emergency room admission policy questioned 

NSU student, letter to the editor 

by Ban, defended by administrator 


News Editor 
I , 

Timothy K Barr, a student at 
Northwestern, was fired from his 
job at KDBH 97.7 FM due in part to 
3 letter he wrote to The Current 
fiauce regarding Natchitoches 
parish Hospital. 

The letter, published in the last 
edition of The Current Sauce, related 
how Natchitoches Parish Hospital 
iefused to see Barr 's daughter, Chloe , 
in the emergency room. Chloe had a 
high fever (between 102 and 103 
degrees) and was having difficulty 
breathing. After checking Chloe's 
rital signs, according to the letter, 
the nurse in the emergency room 

Long goes 
lo prison 


Managing Editor 

Bill Long, a former Northwest- 
|ern associate professor of sociology, 
jbegan a ten month prison stay with 
jno possibility for parole Friday. 
I According to Mignonne 
Griffing, the assistant U.S. attor- 
ney who prosecuted the case, Long 
pleaded guilty in one of nine origi- 
nal counts of theft of government 
jfdnds. He was also charged with 
three counts of fraud. 

His sentence will be served at 
the Federal Prison Camp in 
Millington, Term. The minimum- 
|»curity"prison admits only non- 
iriolent and non-drug offenders. 

Long was convicted in Septem- 
ber 1992 for his part in misspending 
pome $60,000 federal job training 
Binds while he was director of the 
tefunct Louisiana Research and De- 
velopment Center housed at North- 
western. The money was originally 
let aside for the Job Training and 
Partnership Act program. 

Griffing said the sentence was 
Jtiginally scheduled to begin a year 
kgo, but the 5th Circuit allowed 
ling to remain free while his ap- 
peal was heard. He had argued that 
(the money could no longer be con- 
sidered federal funds once it was 
transferred to the state. 

Long was named in 26 of 49 
allegations described in a joint au- 
to of the center by the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Labor and the state legisla- 
te auditor in 1991. The audit 
jjhowed more than $1 million in 
federal money was misspent before 
[ttie center was shut down in Decem- 
|ber 1989. 

Long was accused of using for 
Ijtersonal gain employees and fed- 
eral money allocated for the center. 

The charges included use of 
'Rinds to hire and pay his two daugh- 
ters in violation of state ethics laws 
as well as pay himself a salary in 
Mdition to the one he received from 
She University. 

Long pleaded guilty only to one 
JSase involving $926 in car repairs 
'paid for out of federal JTPA funds. 

refused to have her examined unless 
money was paid up front because 
she said her illness was not life 
threatening. A doctor did take it 
upon himself to examine Chloe and 
diagnosed her with croup , which can 
lead to respiratory failure. 

On Oct. 12, Joe Cunningham 
Jr . , station manager at KDBH, called 
Barr into his office. According to 
Barr, Cunningham said he had 
received three phone calls regarding 
calls Barr had made concerning the 
hospital incident. 

According to Barr, Cunningham 
went on to say the people Barr 
complained about were good friends 
of his and his dad's and high-paying 
clients of the Cunningham Agency 
and KDBH. 

Barr said he was representing 
himself in the complaints and not 

Barr said Cunningham gave 
him a choice: he could apologize to 
Ms. Walker, a nurse at the hospital, 
or turn in his key. Barr chose to turn 
in his key. "I said, 'Let it be known 
that I'm being fired — I am not 
quitting and I will file for 
unemployment,'" Barr said. 

According to Barr, 
Cunningham said he had three 
letters in Barr's personnel file which 
would be used against Barr. 
According to Barr, he was clearly 
fired for the incident with the 

According to Cunningham, 
Barr was not fired because of the 

letter published in The Current 
Sauce. "No, I did not even know about 
the letter until he was no longer 
employed at this station," 
Cunningham said. 

Cunningham declined to 
comment further on the situation. 

Barr's separation notice gave 
several explanations for his 
discharge. Among these were using 
profanity on the air, an incident with 
police which occurred away from the 
station and using abusive language 
towards female employees. 

The notice also states, "The final 
incident came when he [Tim] cursed 
over the phone, the Executive 
Secretary to the Natchitoches Parish 
Hospital's Administration. The 
Hospital is this station's largest 


The St. Savior Baptist Church Children's Choir sang toa full house in Northwestern "s Student 
Union ballroom Monday. The gospel concert entitled Getting Our House in Order was held 
by the Inspirational Mass Choir of NSU and featured a variety of church choirs. 

^ward-winning poet to speak at Northwestern 

naya Angelou, author and civil rights activist, to participate in Distinguished Lecture Series 

Writer and poet Maya Angelou 
_ appear at Northwestern State 
•tiversity Thursday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 
R. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, 
i The lecture is part of 
^thwestern's Distinguished Lec- 
her Series. The lecture is free and 
fen to the public. 

■ Angelou has been called "one of 
I great voices of contemporary lit- 
™ture." She has been a poet, edu- 
Jor, historian, best-selling author, 
"bess, playwright, civil-rights ac- 
i*t, producer and director, 
i Angelou stirred the nation last 
Wiary when she was part of Presi- 
pt Clinton's inaugural ceremony. 
* r poem, On the Pulse of the Morn- 
introduced many to her work 
1 poetry in general. 
Her awards and honors include 

"Angelou stirred the nation last 
January when she was part of Presi- 
dent Clinton's inaugural ceremony 

the Chubb Fellowship Award from 
Yale University, a National Book 
Award nomination for / Know Why 
the Caged Bird Sings, and a Pulitzer 
Prize nomination for Just Give Me a 
Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diie 

In 1981, she was appointed to a 
lifetime position as the first Reynolds 
Professor of American Studies at 
Wake Forest University. 

Her latest book, Wouldn 't Take 
Nothing for My Journey is a best- 

seller. A new book, Lessons in Liv- 
ing, is scheduled for release later 
this year. 

Angelou sought a career on the 
stage, studying drama and dance 
before getting an opportunity to 
study dance with Pearl Primus in 
New York. She then joined the 22- 
country European tour of "Porgy 
and Bess." 

During this period she married 
and went to live in Cairo and then 

Ghana. She was the first woman 
editor of The Arab Observer, the 
only English- Language news weekly 
in the Middle East. 

While in Ghana, she was the 
feature editor of The African Re- 
view, and was also a teacher and 
assistant administrator at the School 
of Music and Drama at the Univer- 
sity of Ghana. 

In the 1960's, Dr. Martin Luther 
King, Jr. appointed her northern co- 
ordinator of the Southern Christian 
Leadership Conference. 

She was also appointed by Presi- 
dent Gerald Ford to the Bicentennial 
Commission, and by President 
Jimmy Carter to the National Com- 
mission on the Observance of Inter- 
national Women's Year. 

client, and [Barr] published a letter 
highly critical of the hospital and its 

Barr said he did once use 
profanity while on the air, but it was 
an accident. (He did not realize he 
was on the air.) 

Barr also admits using profanity 
while speaking to the hospital nurse, 
but said he did not curse at the 

Gene Spillman, Natchitoches 
Parish Hospital administrator, said 
the child was not discriminated 
against by the hospital, she was not 
deathly ill. 

"The emergency room is for 
emergencies and we have a doctor 
that treats emergencies," Spillman 
said. "It's not a clinic." 

Spillman also said, "Patients are 
seen regardless of ability to pay." 

Tanya Bertrand, the child's 
mother and Barr's fiancee, believed 
her situation was an emergency. 
"When my 2-year old child is gasping 
for breath and crying 'Mommy, I 
can't breathe,' I consider that an 
emergency," Bertrand said. 

Bertrand said the child's fever 
had gone down to 102 degrees and 
her breathing had cleared somewhat 
by the time she reached the hospital. 

"The real tragedy here is that 
Tim lost his job over speaking," she 
said. "Chloe did get treated. She did 
get treated. The hospital will be paid 
the $80.00 I owe them. She did get 
treated but Tim lost his job and 
that's the real tragedy." 

Student shot in 
back at work 


Staff Writer 

John Hardwick has a bullet in his " 
back, and he doesn't know why. 

Hardwick, a senior at Northwest- 
ern, was shot in the back on the night 

of Oct. 12 by a man with a .25-cal. pistol. He was taken to Natchitoches 
Parish Hospital, and released the next morning. Doctors decided not to 
remove the bullet, which is lodged in his lower back. 

Police arrested Raymond Johnson, 55, address unknown, and charged 
him with attempted second-degree murder in connection with the shooting. 

"I had gone outside to get some supplies," Hardwick, who was working 
at Leon's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers at the time of the incident, said. "I 
heard this loud pop and felt something hit me in the back. I turned around 
and saw him (the gunman) standing there, and I ran back into the building." 

At first, Hardwick didn't know what had happened. "I touched my back 
and there was blood on my hand, and then they (co-workers) told me I had 
been shot and called the police," he said. 

Hardwick said police arrived in a matter of minutes and arrested 
Johnson about 20 minutes later near University Express on Bossier Street. 
Johnson matched the description given by employees at Leon's. 

Doctors are waiting for the wound to heal before deciding whether to 
remove the bullet. Hardwick said they told him that if the bullet had 
entered about one and a half inch higher, it would have struck an artery and 
he probably would have bled to death. Hardwick said he believes the cost 
of his treatment will be covered by worker's compensation insurance. 

Hardwick, a social science education major, can't understand why he 
was shot. He said Johnson told police he shot Hardwick because he was 
trying to steal his boots off the picnic table outside Leon's. 

"It really doesn't make any sense to me why this happened," Hardwick 
said. "He wasn't even trying to rob the place. He just-for no reason at all- 
shot me. It's kind of sad that a person can't even do his job without having 
to worry about someone shooting him." 

Hardwick is resting now and will try to return to class within a week 
of the incident; he hopes to return to work within two weeks. He was 
appreciative of all the support he got from family and friends. 

"I want to thank everyone who visited and sent cards and flowers," he 
said. "I would like to thank the brothers of Theta Chi Fraternity for being 
there in the emergency room and showing their support." 

Hardwick said he doesn't think the bullet will set off metal detectors in 
airports, but it will undoubtedly serve to remind him of the senselessness 
of random violence. 

Sawyer to head Fuqua School 

(Editor's note: The Fuqua School and 
J.B. Fuqua were inadvertently 
misidentifted in last week's edition 
o/The Current Sauce. Our apologies 
to Dr. Sawyer and any others who 
may have been adversely affected.) 

Dr. Robert Sawyer has been 
named president and CEO of the 
Rural Education Foundation and of 
Fuqua School, it was announced by 
J.B. Fuqua, chairman of the Foun- 

The Rural Education Founda- 
tion operates Fuqua School, formerly 
Prince Edward Academy, a preschool 
through twelfth grade private school 
located in Farmville, Virginia. 

As president. Sawyer will over- 
see day to day activities of the school 
and lead an extensive planning and 
development effort. 

"Following a nationwide search, 
we are fortunate to attract a profes- 
sional with such an exceptional back- 
ground to lead Fuqua School toward 
its goal of becoming the finest rural 
school in the nation," said Mr. Fuqua. 
"Dr. Sawyer is a pioneer who under- 
stands motivating and recognizing 
students for academic achievement." 

Sawyer comes to Farmville 
from Louisiana where he was a pro- 
fessor and the director of Louisiana 
Scholars' College and Office of Pro- 
grams for Gifted and Talented at 
Northwestern State University. 

Sawyer has been a member of 
the faculty of Duke University and 
University of Missouri-Rolla. At 
Duke, Sawyer was founder of the 
renowned Talent Identification Pro- 

gram (TIP) which is a sixteen state 
search of exceptional students. This 
program recognizes bright seventh- 
grade students and tracks their pro- 
cess, offering special , fast-paced sum- 
mer programs which focus on sub- 
jects in the arts, humanities, math- 
ematics, and sciences. 

A native of Iowa, Sawyer re- 
ceived his undergraduate degree 
with majors in Botany and Zoology 
from Northwest Missouri State Uni- 
versity, his masters of education from 
University of Missouri-Columbia, 
and his doctorate in education with 
concentrations in counselor educa- 
tion and psychology from the Uni- 
versity of Wyoming. 

"On behalf of the faculty and 
administration of Fuqua School, we 
would like to welcome Sawyer to our 
school and our community," said 
Robert Redd, chief administrative 
officer at Fuqua School. 

Sawyer and his wife, Katherine 
Harm Sawyer, are parents of two 
children. Elizabeth Sawyer Webber, 
her husband Dr. Steven Webber, 
and their daughter Hannah, reside 
in Eastleigh Hampshire, England. 
Paul Robert Sawyer is currently 
enrolled in a doctoral program in 
rhetoric and composition at Illinois 
State University in Normal, Illinois. 

In August 1993, Fuqua School 
was named in honor of J.B. Fuqua, a 
retired Atlanta industrialist who 
recently gave ten million dollars to 
the Rural Education Foundation. Mr. 
Fuqua, a native of Prince Edward 
County, Virginia, graduated from 
Prospect School in 1935. 

Page 2 

October 19, 199 


SGA to 


Staff Writer 

With the state of our environ- 
ment being one of the leading con- 
cerns of the 1990's, Northwestern's 
Student Government Association 
has chosen recycling as one of its 
main projects and plans on getting 
the recycling program off its feet 
this year. 

"We are excited about the 
progress of the recycling program 
here at Northwestern," Mark 
Alexander, SGA senator-at-large 
and recycling committee chairman 

The SGA is cooperating with 
Circle K to get more help and to 
better promote the recycling pro- 

"Circle K is going to work with 
the SGA because recycling is a pro- 
gram we feel needs to be done," said 
David Williamson, Circle K presi- 
dent. "To do a program this large 
takes many people, and our coopera- 
tion will be necessary to complete 
this project." 

"We are excited to be working 
with the Circle K in an effort to 
expand our ideas on how the pro- 
gram will be set up," Alexander said. 
"Our goal is for them to assist us in 
purchasing the necessary contain- 
ers needed for the project and orga- 
nizing the schedule of picking them 

Some containers have been do- 

nated but the rest must be pur- 
chased, and in order to get them, 
they must go out on bid. 

"I have been talking to Reynolds 
Aluminum Co. since the summer, 
and when they get funding we hope 
they will consider giving us a recy- 
cling bin," said Blair Dickens, SGA 
president. "Right now their funding 
is low but eventually we hope they 
can help us." 

The bids for containers are go- 
ing out this week. The SGA hopes to 
get the containers out soon to maxi- 
mize local recycling. 

"One goal we have is to get more 
campus organizations involved with 
this project," Alexander said. "We 
plan on incorporating the Greek or- 
ganizations and creating a competi- 
tion with prizes and allowing the 
winners to keep the monies they sell 
the cans for. They will be able to 
make a profit and that will be a 
community project service, also." 

Many of the ideas for the pro- 
gram are coming from "Cool It," a 
division of the National Wildlife 
Federation. They are the support 
group who sponsors Earth Day and 
tells of environmental problems 
across the nation. 

"We are really glad to be able to 
work with 'Cool It,'" Alexander said. 
"They provide us with a contact per- 
son for environmental awareness. 
They are also a great resource group. 
They give us a larger perspective 
than the Northwestern campus." 

Many Northwestern students 
are excited to have a program which 
will provide them with convenient 

"I believe everybody needs to 
recycle more," said Melissa Foushee. 
"I want to recycle but never take the 
time. It will make me feel good to be 
able to recycle cans so easily." 

Eventually the SGA hopes to 
move their project to paper collec- 
tion throughout the administration 
buildings, but they are satisfied with 
aluminum recycling for the time 

Students satisfied with ARA 

Comment cards reveal 88 percent satisfaction rate in overall dining experience 






Somewhat Satisfied 




Somewhat Dissatified] 






75 150 


Staff Writer 



A dining service sm 
vey by Northwestern's dir 
ing service, ARA, has detei 
mined 88 percent of cut 

tomers are satisfied and 12 percent are somewhat dissatisfied ' 

or dissatisfied with the food. 1993- 

In the overall dining experience, 30 percent of the respoh-' g 
dents were satisfied, 58 percent were somewhat satisfied, nine 
percent were somewhat dissatisfied, .009 percent were veryj 
dissatisfied, and five or .02 percent entries had no response, j 

Chuck Weaver, ARA food service director, explained more) 
questions were on the survey than the satisfaction question,! 
but those questions have been sent to a clearing house so theirs 
results can be tallied. However, the satisfaction question wasi 
very important. 

Of the 8,552 students who attend NSU, only 224 people 
responded to the survey. ARA placed the survey sheets on 
tables and near cash registers in Vic's. No one could explain the I 
low response rate. 

Jed Theriot, a senior, is satisfied with the food service and ! 
said the food is much better than it was a couple of years ago.'pVGr 
According to Theriot, the only thing LeRendezvous needs to 
improve is its availability of things. " I've come down to Grill- pygst 
Works and there have been times when there was not any 
chicken cooked," he said. 

Teresa Gremillion, a junior, said things are pretty good all 
around, but her only complaint was ARA should make sure 
everything on the salad bar is always fresh, "especially the I 
salad dressing." 

Frank Saunders said the food had improved, but "the prices I . 
could be better in Vic's and Le Rendezvous." ,(^t N 

"We are still looking for ways to improve," said Weaver. "We 
are hoping to move the drink machines to make the lines flowl'U „ — 
faster in Vic's and place the pastries where they can be made p 11 *-" r 
more accessible for the students to get their own." Weaver I 
suggests students, who know of other ways the food servicefgSS] 
could improve, should fill out the comment cards located in | 
Iberville, Le Rendezvous and Vic's, since the students are thei. • 
ones who are paying for the service. XI O II 



Dorm Council plans Halloween partyfe™ 

ISEP provides intriguing 
opportunities for students 

The opportunity of a lifetime is available for students to study around 
the world through the International Student Exchange Program which is 
offered through Northwestern State University. 

Two informational sessions on the International Student Exchange 
Program will be offered at NSU on Oct. 25-26, according to Tom Whitehead, 
Northwestern's director of international programs. The first program will 
be held on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. in Room 106 of Kyser Hall . On Oct. 26, a program 
will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of Russell Hall. 

ISEP offers a variety of academic programs throughout North America, 
Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Students enrolled in the program 
through Northwestern pay regular tuition and fees to NSU, a $200 place- 
ment fee to ISEP, $275 for room and board during holidays plus transpor- 
tation and personal expenses. Financial aid may be available to help with 
all costs. 

NSU students are now studying in Finland and the Netherlands and 
will be studying in the former Soviet Republic of Estonia this spring. 
Students have also spent a semester in England, Spain, Sweden, Australia, 
Canada and France. 

The application deadline for the 1994-95 academic year is Jan. 25, 
1994. For more information, call (318) 357-5213 or write: Northwestern 
International Programs, Northwestern State University, NSU Box 5272, 
Natchitoches, LA 71497. 


Staff Writer 

The Northwestern Dorm Coun- 
cil will host a Halloween costume 
party and dance on October 30 from 
10:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the Stu- 
dent Union Ballroom. 

This event is open to all regis- 
tered NSU students. Student IDs 
will be checked at the door, and 
admission to this festivity will be a 

canned food item. 

"We would like students to bring 
a canned food for the price of admis- 
sion," Amy Dafler, Boozman Dorm 
Council president, said. "We will then 
take the canned food to the 
Natchitoches Food Bank or nursing 
homes, or somewhere like that, 
where the food can be put to use in 
the community." 

"The idea about the canned food 
was the brainchild of Michael Par- 
sons, the D.J. for the evening, and is 
something that he and I would like 
to make available on a monthly or 
semester basis." 

There will also be games and a 
fortune teller. Each dorm is asked to 
make a banner, which will be judged 
by randomly selected students and 
used for decoration. Banners need to 
be turned in the night before the 

Students interested in work- 

"The dorm council hopes to unite people across 
campus and in their dorms while providing 
activities which can be associated with the 
dorm and are both fun and safe" 

ing on the banner or helping out at 
the dance needs to contact their dorm 
council presidents, which are as fol- 
lows: Amy Dafler, Boozman; Amy 
Ducote, Sabine; Phillip Hesser, 
Rapides; Alicia McMellon, Dodd; 
Lisa Bryson, Varnado; Chantelle 
Jabia, House Director at Varnado; 
or Harold Boutte in the housing of- 
fice in the Student Union. 

The photography department 
will be on hand to take posed pic- 
tures for a fee to be announced. 

The activities planned this se- 
mester are the result of brainstorm- 
ing sessions conducted by the previ- 
ous dorm council presidents. Stu- 
dents complained to Boutte, 
Northwestern's housing director, 
that there were no activities for stu- 
dents who weren't involved in a fra- 
ternity or sorority. 

The dorm council saw this as a 
good way for the dorms to be recog- 

nized along with SAB, SGA, the fra- 
ternities or sororities. 

The Dorm Council planned the 
big Halloween party as a kick off to 
get students involved with the dorm 

"Rapides has a haunted house 
for Halloween," Dafler said. "People 
wear their costumes to the game for 
SAB, why couldn't we (the Dorm 
Council) do something where people 
have something fun to do that isn't 
alcohol or drug orientated. 

"There isn't peer pressure to do 
certain things. You can show up and 
dance awhile, and if you have a fra- 
ternity party to go to, you can still 
go. It's another thing on campus 
that's available that evening for stu- 
dents to attend." 

Some of the activities planned 
for this semester include, a food drive 
in November which will furnish the 
food used in making food baskets for 

the nursing homes, and Christmap^*^-^ 
caroling during December. 

The dorm council hopes to unitirj^g^'^ 
people across campus and in theii 
dorms, while providing activitiej -i 
which can be associated with tlk "OYt 
dorm and are both fun and safe. 

"Through these activities, thj ;j*£Q j 
dorm becomes not just a place when 
1 live, the dorm then becomes a plaa 
where I live and have fun, wheW4.I*6 T. 
know people and I feel accepted,' 

Dafler said. ; -' bl6 

" If you can create an activityii. 
which people can meet through thei 
living environment, then the caW IOIT1] 
pus has grown closer. It provides I 
way for people to understand ?» 
another. Then you don't feel liS 
someone who is lonely, sitting ii I 
your dorm room all of the time think 
ing, 'Gosh I don't have anything U 
do.' The whole point of this don) x 
(Boozman) was to create a living ahi 
learning environment. 

"And wow, if you can do that^ fgy \ 
Sabine, for example, which is a hugi 
dorm, and if you can bring peopb 
together in their living area, ybi c 
make the dorm closer. 

"If you have people working to 
gether for the betterment of the dorn 
and for the betterment of campus 
so much can be accomplished, l^JpGD 
cause that many people really con 
cerned can cause change." 




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1993-1994 Season 

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ttSU range from the 
Greeks through 
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Shakespeare to 
Chekhov, Isben and 
Shaw. Modern the- 
atre works are fre- 
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*long with new and 
^vorks. We also place 
& high value on mu- 
sical theatre. 

'As You Like It" 1991 


proudly announces 

THE 1993-1994 SEASON 

Arthur Miller's gripping tale of the Salem witch trials... 


October 2-10 
A.A. Fredericks Auditorium 


October 14 
AA. Fredericks Auditorium 

Oliver Goldsmith's comic farce... 


November 10-19 
Theatre West 

Musical Theatre and Dance at its best... 


December 4 
A A. Fredericks Auditorium 

Larry Shue's Laugh-fest rattling the cage of bigotry... 


February 21-27 
Theatre West 

Two Puccini operas 


April 18-22 
AA. Fredericks Auditorium 

PLUS More Dance and Musical events and the popular 
Room 209- The Loft 
Watch for dates for ten evenings of performance and 
post-show discussions in this unique setting. 

'Rimers of Eldritch" 1991 

Volume 1, Number 1 

Northwestern State 
University offers an 
innovative commitment 
to Theatre in the 
United States. The 
theatre program is 
being structured to 
include professionals in 
residence as an ongoing 
part of the curriculum, 
bringing together the 
talents of the North- 
western Theatre stu- 
dents and the working 
professional on a regu- 
lar basis. 

Four Great Reasons 
to Choose 
for Theatre Training 

1. A growing FACULTY 
dedicated to the combination of 
the best in academic prepara- 
tion and professional training. 

2. Now in the process of a full 
commitment to establishing 
offering B.FA. tracks in 
Acting/Directing, Musical 
Theatre, Dance and Design/ 
Technology for the pre-profes- 
sional as well as the traditional 
B.A. for the theatre generalist 
and liberal arts student. 

3. The best FACILITIES in the 
state and region, including a 
1500 seat Main Stage Theatre 
(with a unique thrust insert), 
an intimate 150 seat Black Box 
Laboratory Theatre, and an 
unusual Loft Theatre, seating 
60. All scene and costume 
shops are spacious and fully 

4. Generous theatre SCHOL- 
ARSHIPS are available to 
students all across the country. 

NSU Theatre 
Natchitoches, LA 71497 
(Call 318-357-6891) 



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High School 

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Preparing for 

Life's Challenges 

Academics at Northwestern 
prepare you to meet the chal- 
lenges of a lifetime with a solid 
foundation of essential skills. ..a 
broader understanding of the 
universe. ..and specialized train- 
ing in your choice of majors and 
pre-professional programs. 
Founded in 1884, today 
Northwestern's historic campus 
is a modern, dynamic center of 
learning with state-of-the-art 
facilities for over 8,000 students 
and a faculty of 300. Our strong 
academic tradition and our com- 
mitment to meeting the chang- 
ing needs of today's students 
make Northwestern a place 
where the lessons of history pre- 
pare you to fulfill the promise of 
the future. 


Meet A Faculty in Action 

1993-1994 Season 

We practice what we preach 

Dr. Jack Wann, Artistic Director/Chair of Theatre Department Jamie Bullins, Costume Design and Makeup 

Appearing professionally as Falstaff in Shakespeare's "Henry IV part 1," Accompanying Sketch: "The Crucible/' John Proctor 

Dr. Terry Byars, Acting and Theatre Literature 
Appearing professionally as Maurice in "Sarah B. Divine' 

Vernon Carroll, Design Technology and Lighting Appearing 
in NSU Summer Dinner Theatre as the old actor in 
"The Fantasticks" 

Ed Brazo, Head of Dance and Movement 

Appearing professionally as Billy T.awlor in "42nd Street' 

Vicki Parrish, Movement/Theatre in History 
Caught in the act of directing "Steel Magnolias" NSU 1989 


Meet NSU Theatre Students 

in Action 

"Bits n' Brass" 

Performed at the historic Strand Theatre in Shreveport, Spring, 1993 

'Tartuffe" 1991 


NSU has wonderful theatre spaces in which to work. A.A. Fredericks Auditorium is a proscenium theatre 
seating 1400 (with additional platform seating and rigging to allow conversion into a more intimate thrust 
arrangement on the stage floor). 

Theatre West is a flexible Black Box which will accomodate 140. 

The Loft is an Off-Broadway style space seating 125 and used mainly for acting and directing classes and 
"second-season" activities. 


Theatre scholarships, academic awards and work study, as well as talent-based out-of-state tuition 
waivers are available for theatre students. 

Auditions and interviews are required. Inquiries should be made and arrangements made by mid-March 
of the year preceding arrival at NSU. 

Degree programs 

At present, the theatre program is housed under Speech 281 at NSU. The degree is set up to contain all 
the pre-professional strengths of the B.F.A. while retaining a solid liberal arts thrust. 

In addition to acting, emphases in technology and design, dance and musical theatre are built into the 

Particular care is given to provide students wishing to pursue advanced degrees with a strong academic 
background in history, theatre literature, and theory. 

'A Midsummer Night's Dream" Spring 1993 


NSU is in Natchitoches, LA, approximately midway between Shreveport and Alexandria (about an hour's 
drive from either city). 

Although Natchitoches is a small college town boasting beautiful historic qualities, it is in easy driving 
distance (under five hours) from New Orleans, Dallas, Ft.Worth, Houston and Jackson, Miss., providing many 
opportunities for exposure to regional theatre and the advantages provided by a more metropolitan life style. 

Interaction with Professionals 

Every summer, approximately 50 NSU theatre students win jobs in stock companies all over the United 


NSU students can be found from Berkshire, Mass. to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and all over Ken- 
tucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Mississippi and various other points on the map. 

NSU considers this work important for developing professionalism and strongly encourages all students to 
spend at least two summers away from NSU working in professional settings. 

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" NSU Summer 1993 

On Broadway: The NSU Theatre annually 
sponsors a trip to New York City for shows and 
backstage visits. 

Here, a group of NSU students pauses in 
front of the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller 

Theatre Technology and Design rank parallel with Acting/Directing, 
Dance and Musical Theatre at NSU 

The Massive Set for "Good Women of Setzuan," 1990, is just one 
example of Technology at NSU 

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Meet Just a Few of the Dozens of Professionals 
who have Visited NSU in Recent Months 



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Diana Rogers (Mme. Thenardier) 
National Tour "Les Miserables" 

Kelly Eviston, stage, screen and TV personality 
and winner of 1991 Irene Ryan Finals 

Scott Thrasher, clowning, juggling and mime: 

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Teresa DeZarn appearing in the Toronto production of 
"Phantom of the Opera" 

Mark Lenard (Sarek/Star Trek) and 
Walter Koenig (Chekhov/Star Trek) 

For information: Write/Call 

NSU Theatre 
Natchitoches, LA 71497 






October 19, 1993 


Page 7 

Cfje Current i£>auce 

James B. Henderson 
Editor in Chief 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Amy Staszak Associate Editor 
Jon Arnold Advertising 
Ron Henderson Ad Design/Cartoonist 

Kevin Fayard Distribution 
Derrick Dieterich Business Manager 
Thomas Whitehead Adviser 
Steve Horton Adviser 

"I only speak one language, and that's the truth." 

The above is one of the most famous quo:es from 
a former governor of the Great State of Louisiana and 
well-known good 'ol boy, Earl K. Long. 

Another good 'ol boy from a different era (but, 
coincidentally, with the same last name) began serving a 
10 month sentence Friday at the Federal Prison Camp in 
Millington, Tenn. The man, of course, is Bill Long, former 
director of the now defunct Louisiana Research and 
Development Center at Northwestern. 

Although we understand that Long received only 
a fraction of the sentence he could have received, that he 
will serve that sentence in a country club of a prison and 
that he is officially guilty of just one of the twelve counts 
with which he was charged, we are optimistic that at last 
Northwestern can put this dark cloud behind for good. 

The editorial in the Feb. 26 edition of Tie Current 
Sauce put into words the sentiments of many area citizens. 

"The problem with this university, anc this state 
for that matter, is that it follows the 'good old boy' system 
that will [sic] lets anyone with the right connec ions to get 
out of any trouble." 

We have all heard the legends of the Lor g brothers 

(Huey and Earl), and their institutional zation of 

^corruption. More recently, our current governor has 

oftentimes been thought by some to be engaging in 

improprieties of one sort or another. 

For the common folk, however, these nen were/ 

re above reproach. "Yes, we understand that it is our 

money that is at stake and these swindlers are in effect 

stealing from us, but there is nothing we can dc about it." 

Well, this time, for once, something was done 

about it, if only in a sy mbolic way. The man whc tarnished 

the image of our institution is behind bars. 

Granted, it is widely thought that other prticipants 

in the scandal, who are just as guilty as Long, have gotten 

off scot-free. We feel it is time now to put tlis episode 

ehind us and look forward to the future. 

The six years of investigation, trial, sentencing 

nd appeal are finally over. For once, the bed guy lost. 

The Current Sauce Word of the Week 

harlatan n. one who pretends to mor« knowledge 
r skill than he possesses; quack, 
yn. impostor, mountebank, fraud, cheat, fake, 

hony, rogue. 


Tonya Aaron 
Jane Baldwin 
Dawn Charleston 
Heather Cooley 
Christina Diemert 
Sara Farrell 
Judy Francis 
Monica Hendricks 
Cindy Himel 
Amanda Ingram 
Jeff Johnson 

Jason Lott 
Holly Moran 
Emily Nichols 
Mircus Norwood 
Kip Patrick 
Kelvin Pierre 
Leah Pilcher 
Lara Stelly 
Melanie Taylor 
Mike Thorn 
Philip Wolfe 

Columnist reflects on quality of life 



Sometimes I think I have been 
here too long. Fouryearsishowlong 
you are supposed to be in college, 
and I am taking only one extra se- 
mester to graduate, but I think some- 
times I have seen too much. 

On February 10, 1990 a monu- 
mental change occurred in the life of 
myself and others. In the grand 
scheme of things, it may be just a 
ripple or bump in the road, but for 
me it was dramatic and for John 
Weyand it was an ending. 

It began as a fight between two 
fraternities out at a bar. The distur- 
bance attracted a third group of 
people, most with extensive police 

In the end Stan Broome had a 
gash on the back of his head from the 
stock of a shotgun being broken over 
it, a few others had minor injuries 
and John Weyand died before his 
junior year of college. 

I was supposed to go out with 
him and his little brother that 
evening. We were going to get a 
little drunk, yell and scream and 
maybe leave with some female com- 
pany for the evening. Plans changed 
and I stayed home. I guess I was the 
lucky one. 

We went down to Baton Rouge 
for the wake and funeral. It was an 
open casket affair. Almost every 
member of the chapter was there. 
John's friends from high school, his 
family and loved ones were all there. 

We walked down the proces- 
sional line to view the body. There 
stood what used to be his mother. 
She tried not to cry, but failed. She 
tried to be cordial and reassuring; I 

don't know if you can ever be. She 
tried to show that she was okay; you 
couldn't tell it. She was the shell of 
a woman who had lost the most 
precious thing in her life — her son, 
her precious baby. 

It had been two and a half 
months since I smoked my last ciga- 
rette. I had quit just after Christ- 
mas festival, but on that Weekend I 
smoked at least five packs. The 
shock of the experience was over- 
whelming, and I think everyone felt 
the same. 

John had been there with us 
just a few days ago. His mom had 
spoken with him just a week or so 
earlier. How could he be gone? 

The funeral was about thirty 
minutes but it felt like three hours. 
I don't remember any thing t hat was 
said. His friends from high school 
spoke warmly of him, as they always 
do. His family spoke kindly and 
lovingly of him, as they always do." I 
— 1 was entrenched in my own 
thoughts of him, of life and of mor- 

My first tear fell as his body 
entered the ground. My friend Kelly 
was there to cry with me under the 
oaks. A couple of us walked around 
the cemetery for a little while after- 
wards talking about life and death 
and our relation to our creator. None 
of our eyes were dry. 

John was a pretty decent guy. 
He wasn't perfect or a candidate for 
sainthood, but he was very likable 
and had a big heart when he let you 
see it. I really wasn't that close to 
him in life, no where near as close as 
some others in the fraternity, but 
since his death he has come to mean 
much more to me. 

The night after his death, I 
looked for some resemblance of sense 

in this world. The TKEs had lost a 
member a few years before so I 
searched there. While at their house 
I met one of their older alumni who 
told a story about a friend and frater 
who died while he was in college. 
Another told of a friend who died in a 
car accident. 

The pervading theme was that 
of shock and deep regret. It didn't 
take a saint to make an impact on 
others. You need not be the nicest 
person in the world to be grieved over 
upon passage. 

I know young people will always 
be killed, and friends will always 
grieve the loss. Mothers will always 
dread the news of their precious 
child's youthful demise, and minis- 
ters will always be eloquent and re- 
spectful. I know this, but I know 
something else too. 

These deaths are preventable. 
The lessons of those past need not be 
ours to repeat. Too many young 
people have died well before their 
prime, and more often than not the 
death was easilv preventable. 

So when I hear about the recent 
violence involving the various fra- 
ternities, or the story of a 1 7 year-old 
almost dying from alcohol poisoning, 
I remember my own vicarious learn- 
ing and wish others would learn by 
my experience and not need to see 
the horrors of misery for themselves. 

It was a fight between two fra- 
ternities that lead to my friend's 
death. Another man with a criminal 
record a mile long may have pulled 
the trigger, but it would never have 
happened had there not been a fight 
to begin with. 

The TKE from Louisiana Tech 
who died three years ago would not 
have died had the other driver been 
sober. Youthful death and tragedy 

are indeed universal, I know that 
everyone can tell a story about a 
friend of theirs who didn't make it to 
his or her 20th birthday. I know 
that. I also know that it doesn't have 
to be that way. 

The greatest tragedy that a par- 
ent can face is the death of a child. 
We are sad when a parent or grand- 
parent dies. We are sad, but their 
death was expected. They lead a 
long and fruitful life and their death 
may be painful but it is something 
we can get over. 

When a child dies the parents 
never fully recover. The empty room, 
the trophies glorifying past great- 
ness, and the notch marks in the 
doorway that indicated milestones 
of growth all serve to remind the 
mothers and fathers of this world 
that there is a great void in their 
lives that can never be filled. 

They try to fill it but never seem 
to. Some choose the bottle or the pill, 
others use anger and resentment 
trying to blame everyone for their 
loss, and ves some trv to fill that void 
with their God or Higher Power, but 
nothing ever quite makes up for the 
physical presence of their child. 

No matter how many mantras 
you chant, pleas for intercession you 
pray or candles you light, the void is 
still there and the pain never seems 
to go away. All you can do is cope. 

There have been enough les- 
sons taught on what happens when 
you do stupid and dangerous things. 
People get hurt, people get killed. 
Mothers grieve and life is never the 
same again. 

Hopefully, the 17 year-old girl 
will avoid shot parties, the fraterni- 
ties will quit having drunken slug 
fests, and hopefully, the friendly ri- 
valries will be just that — friendly. 

Normality grounded in ethnocentrism 


Staff Writer 

What! My own column? Well, 
gee whiz, I'm thrilled. I've always 
wanted a little soapbox. Now, 111 try' 
not to preach. That wouldn't 
accomplish a thing. No, my goal is to 
open your minds, to make you view 
the world around you with a little 
more understanding. I know this 
won't be an easy task, considering 
how amazingly resistant people are 
to change or new ideas, but I have to 
challenge the status quo. 

Right now, life sucks, and the 
root of ninety-nine percent of our 
problems is ignorance. Certain 
segments of society find it beneficial 
to prey on people's fear of the 
unknown, which results in the 
spread of hatred instead of tolerance. 
I want to dispel the myths and 

misconceptions which make life hell 
for people on the fringes of society 
and reveal alternative lifestyles for 
what they truly are — life in chosen 
or ascribed cultures outside of the 
mainstream, optional ways of life. 
No better or worse, just different. 
With that in mind, welcome to The 
Flip Side. 

Before I go any further, maybe I 
should define the meaning of 
"normal". In the United States, 
"normal" is the lifestyle practiced by 
the middle class, those who hold the 
majority of influence and power in 
cultural matters, regardless of 
whether or not they are the actual 
physical majority. For example, 
although the Cleavers actually 
represent the minority of American 
famil ies . they are consi dered the true 
or normal American family because 
they uphold the morals and values 
advocated by the middle class. 

Normality is grounded in 
ethnocentrism. Those who 
assimilate and live according to the 
rules of the majority are viewed as 
being normal or living "right", while 
those who chose to live outside the 
mainstream and according to their 
own personal values are shunned 
and considered "less than" or amoral. 
I think normality transcends race. 
As long as a person adheres to the 
rules of the majority and advocates 
and perpetuates that majority's 
values, he or she is almost 
guaranteed a place among the ranks 
of society's normals. 

Now, those of you who have 
always danced on the outskirts of 
society and have fallen into the 
"alternative" category on more than 
one occasion; you who have 
denounced Ronald Reagan and 
George Bush and rebelled against 
all that Rush Limbaugh holds dear; 

and, yes, you who think the 
mainstream is only a nice place to go 
fishing, don't change your lifestyle 
to please anyone else. Keep your 
long hair, your leather and your 
tattoos. Keep your eyeliner, your 
nose (and freedom) rings and your 
chains. Being happy with yourself is 
much more important than what 
other people think. 

You had to have a lot of guts to 
buck the system in the first place, 
especially in a little Stepford village 
like Natchitoches, so go. And do you 
really want to be normal anyway? 
I'm talking to the moshers, the 
grinders, the head bangers, the 
bikers, the skate rats, thebisexuals, 
gays and lesbians, all my fellow 
punxters, those who thrive outside 
the system. You know who you arc, 
my friends, and you're not all in 
Scholars' College either. 

Letters to the editor 

All letters should be less than 250 wordsand signed by the author. A phone number where the author can be reached should also be included. Inclusion of any material i: 
to the discretion of the editor. 77ic editor reserves the right to edit for clarity, breinty and iastefulness. Letters must be dropped off at the student publications office at 225 R >.. 
or mailed to The Current Sauce at NSUBox 5306 by 3 p.m. Friday. 


I am writing in response to last 
week's letter to the editor and on 
behalf of the girls they persecuted. 

I would like to first of all say 
that no one completely blames the 
KA's for what happened. The major- 
ity of the people that were upset at 
the KA's were only upset because 

the bartenders kept serving people 
after they had drank well enough 

I would also like to point out 
that the girls who were admitted to 
the hospital were freshman, not that 
being freshmen excuses what they 
did but it did prove that they were 
inexperienced in the ways of college 
life. Some of the girls never drank 
shots and didn't know that the ef- 
fects would hit them all of a sudden 

unlike weaker alcohol. Unlike last 
week's obviously experienced drink- 
ers, we amateurs tend to slip up 
every once in a while. Just because 
we aren't as perfect as you may be, 
we are still human and humans 
make mistakes. 

Unlike last week's girls who 
never got smashed when they were 
freshmen, I'm sure there are some of 
you who have and our only mistake 

was experimenting with hard iiqi-or. 

None of us deserve to be judgad 
because of one mistake, becau - OOi 
all of you know us well eno' -i; * 
form an accurate opinion. I'- 
mistake. We were not the onh 
at fault, but we do take responsibil- 
ity. The situation is over Bb mrybe 
now everyone can try an '\ CttS on 
their own lives instead | poking 
their nose into everyon '.se's. 

Page 8 

October 19, 1993 Octob 

Charles Vinson to demonstrate influence of ragtime on 20th century piano music Q 

Lecture/recital expected to be both educational and entertaining Q j 

Ragtime was one of Charles 
Vinson's rewards for learning the 
classics and Vinson will share some 
of his knowledge of rw. 6 Jr- _ music 
in a lecture/recital, "The Influence 
of Ragtime on 20th Century Solo 
Piano Music," on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 
at 4 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. 

The lecture/recital is free and 
open to the public. 

Ragtime music is generally as- 
sociated with composer Scott Joplin, 
who was the most popular ragtime 
composer just after the turn of the 
century. Ragtime died out as a popu- 
lar music form in the U.S. around 

the time of World War I, but then 
became very popular in Europe be- 
cause of concerts by John Philip 
Sousa in Europe. 

"Composers such as Debussy, 
Stravinsky and Milhaud were influ- 
enced by ragtime, but the music they 
composed sounds nothing like rag- 
time that Scott Joplin produced," 
said Vinson. "The composers incor- 
porated their own style and elements 
so it does sound different." 

Vinson will focus on the Euro- 
pean composers interpretation of 
ragtime in the first half of his lec- 
ture. The second half will focus on 

works by American composers 
Charles Ives, William Bolcum and 
William Albright. 

Ragtime influenced musicians 
such as Eubie Blake, who in turn 
influenced several generations of 
musicians. Ragtime had a revival in 
the 1950's and had another revival 
in the early 70's after the release of 
the movie The Sting and its theme 
song, The Entertainer. 

Vinson was fascinated by rag- 
time from the time he started play- 
ing piano. 

"When I first started taking pi- 
ano lessons, my piano teacher was 

trying to learn to play the Beer Bar- 
rel Polka so I heard ragtime or music 
that was influenced by ragtime," he 

"Being able to play ragtime kept 
me going when I couldn't see the 
importance of learning the classics. 
It was a reward for learning the 
classics when I first started." 

His interest in ragtime music 
grew to the point that Vinson is 
doing his doctoral dissertation at 
the University of Texas on ragtime. 

Vinson was struggling to find a 
dissertation topic when a student in 
a continuing education class Vinson 

was teaching suggested that he do 
his dissertation on a subject that he 
was interested in like ragtime. 

"Before she made that sugges- 
tion, I had never thought to do my 
dissertation on something that I 

would have fun with and enjoy." sai^i 
Vinson. I 

Vinson has also been selected to' 
deliver his lecture later this month 
at the annual Louisiana Music! Th e 
Teachers Association convention, ciation : 

Board sr. 
«rship ■ 
union b 
doing li 

Choir and Chorale to present concert 

Program features music from Reniassance to the 20th century 

The Northwestern Concert 
Choir and Chorale will present a 
concert on Monday Oct. 25, at 7:30 
p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. 

Faron Raborn will conduct the 
North wstern Chorale during the first 
part of the concert as part of the 
fulfillment for his master's of music 
degree. Kevin Tison will be the ac- 


The meeting was called to order by President- 
of the-Senate, Emmy DaCosta-Gomez at 7:06 P.M.. 
10/1 1/93. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Pam 
Nimmo, followed by the prayer, given by Mary Ann 
McDaniel. Laurie Coco called roll at 7:11 P.M. The 
minutes were motioned to be accepted by Brad 
Thibodaux and seconded by Susanna Smith. The 
minutes were accepted and thus passed. 

Emmy opened up for the Officer s Report. The 
floor was thus turned over to Clay Gardener with the 
Treasurer's Report. Clay is still working on sending 
out letters to those organizations that receive student 
fees. New business contains a budget for the NSU 
Varsity Cheerleaders and a budget for the Horse 
Judging Team. Clay also reminded everyone to turn in 
invoices so that he may pay any outstanding bills. 

Jay presented the Vice-President's Report. A 
reminder to complete office hours and the importance 
of Senate duties was noted. Blair, Jay and Angela 
Hennigan will be out of the office this Wednesday- 
Friday. If any problems arise, please contact Mrs. 
Moore or Mr. Fulton. Myron Bryant is no longer with 
the Senate. Lauren Landry has taken over his duties 
in the Academic Affairs Department. Please help her 
out if possible. Name tags will be available by next 


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The chorale's program will 
range from the Reniassance to the 
20th century and will mc\ude:Agnus 
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Hans Leo Hassler, Niccolo 
Jommelli's Pie Jesu , Even ing Nightly 
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Blair presented the President's Report. If anyone 
has borrowed anything from the office, please return it. 
This is SGA property not personal property. A thank 
you was noted for the hard work Angela Robinson 
contributed in passing out the Spirit Shakers at the 
football game. Also. Stacy Coke and Phi Mu Fraternity 
were thanked for posting the SGA spirit banners at the 
stadium. Blair still needs the date, lime and frequency 
that each committee will meet. Supreme Court 
personnel need to be approved. 

Kmmy called for Committee Reports. I^auren's 
Academic Affairs Committee met at 6:30 P.M. before 
the SGA meetingon 10/1 1 and only one person attended. 
Please try to attend future meetings (Mondays 6:30 

Mary Ann's committee met at 6:30 P.M., Monday. 
10/11 and no one attended. 

Brad's Traffic and Safety committee meets 
Thursday 10/14/93 at 5:00 P.M. 

Maddie stated that the articles for the Bulletin 
need to be turned in to her by 10/14/93. The Bulletin 
Committee will meet after the 10/1 1 SGA meeting. 

Derek could not make copies of the budgets that 
are to be presented at the meeting. Club Sports meets 
every Monday at 6:C0 P.M. 

Susanna's committee will meet after the 10/11 
SGA meeting to decide when the next committee 
meeting will take place. 

God by John Ness Beck with Calvin 
Carter as soloist. 

NSU Director of Choral Activi- 
ties Dr. Burt Allen will conduct the 
Concert Choir. Their program con- 
sists of Lord in Thee Have I Trusted 
by Handel, Three Elizabethan Part- 
Songs by R. Vaughan-Williams, 
Nanie by Brahms and Saul by Egil 

Hovland with Aaron Moreland as 
narrator. Christine Allen will ac- 
company the Concert Choir. 

The Concert Choir is a 65-voice 
auditioned choir, and "will also per- 
form at the Christmas Gala on Fri- 
day, Dec. 3. 

The recital is free and open to 
the public. 

Stacy's Internal Affairs meeting will be held 
after the 10/1 1 SGA meeting. 

Emmy has yet to receive index cards from her 
committee. Please turn these in to her ASAP. 

Emmy called for Old Business. NoOld Business 

Emmy called for New Business. Derek made a 
motion to accept Legislation 93-36 which allots $800.00 
to the NSU Varsity Cheerleaders for travel expenses 
forawaygames. Gavin seconded the motion. Discussion 
took place and the motion passed unanimously. 

Derek made a motion to accept Legislation 93- 
37 which allots S4.930.00 to the Intercollegiate Horse 
Show Association to defray equipment costs. Gavin 
seconded the motion to $3,000.00 and the amended 
motion failed. The original motion was thus voted 
upon and passed with two oppositions. 

Mary Ann made a motion to accept Paul 
Pi eke ri ng as Ed i tor of Argus . Pam seconded the motion. 
Discussion took place and the motion passed with one 

Allen made a motion to accept Nikeo Collins, 
Chris Conway, Jeff Burkett, Brent Dickens, Teresa 
Clark, Slade I^wis, and Bonita McGaskey as Supreme 
Court members. Mark seconded the motion. Discussion 
took place. Blair introduced the nominees and 
explained the reasons in choosing each individual. 
The motion passed unanimously. 

Jeffmade a motion to accept Renee Lafave as a 

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new SGA Senator. The motion received a second and 
by a unanimous vote, Renee was accepted as a new 

Blair proceeded to swear in the Supreme Court 
and the new Senator. 

No special reports were given. 

Emmy called for announcements. 

Blair: The Bulletin submissions are due to 
Maddie by 10/14. Blair discussed the point system 
again for Senator work. Please try to schedule 
committee/department meetings other than Monday. 
Campus leaders workshop will be held on 10/14. please 

Gavin: Phi Mu Alpha is holding a "Rent-a-Chi" 
fund raiser. 

Derek: Club Sports will meet once more next 


Dwayne Jones: Expressed his feelings about 
loosing his job with the Current Sauce . Dwayne 
submitted a statement to Blair. The statement was 
read to the Senate to Dwayne. 

John made a motion to adjourn. The motion 
received a second, and the meeting of 10/1 1/93 was 
adjourned at 7:36 P.M. 

Class of f 43 unites 
at '93 Homecoming 

Toxy Bourn reflects on college days 

As Toxy Bourn reflected on days-gone-by, one couldn't help but think| 

time had stood still for him for a brief second. And as he remembered the! zlnes • 31 

good old days, the young man came to life in him. "It was never quite like^ ow 

it is today," said Bourn. "You were mainly involved with football and' 

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chasing pretty girls. L 

Bourn, a resident of Haynesville, delivered the welcoming address at^p,.,^ 
the 50-year reunion of the class of 1943 which was held in conjunction withitj on 
Northwestern's 1993 Homecoming game and festivities last weekend. The; One 
one event I am looking forward to the most this weekend is hearingjo get m 
Northwestern's band play at half time," stated Bourn. (activities 

Boun was class president his junior and senior year at Northwesteraioffered. 
There wis not a freshman representative my senior year," stated Boura, ,nus,; ^ nc 
"So I took on the added responsibility to fight for their rights as well." A'T'AA 

Boun majored in business, lettered in football and track, met and feHf^ 
in love wiih his wife, Nell Neighbors, all during his time at Northwestern.! 
He was a; one time the sergeants-at-arms and president of Sigma Taui 
Gamma and his roommate during his four years at Northwestern wa« 
Sigma Tai Gamma brother John Paul "Cotton" Mayor. "Yeah, we'd stir upl 
trouble every now and then," said Bourn, "but I'm not telling what kind itt ' 
was." Bj 

Bourn got the chance to travel down memory lane with his old pal andl 
former roemmate this weekend. "I've been coming to Northwestern'jl 
Homecoming every chance I get," stated Bourn, "and this year was rei 
special. It's hard for me to believe that it's been 50 years." 

Aftergraduating, Bourn served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Duri 
World War II, he was stationed in the Atlantic and the Pacific. When hi 
returned home, Bourn became an independent producer in his father's oi]^. 
field business. Bourn took over the business in 1968 enabling him to put hM. ance f 
four children through college, two of which went to Northwestern. provided 

Bournhad anticipated the weekend for sometime "especially since NeAaCapitol 
passed awiy just four months ago," said Bourn. "When I went through all "We 
of her jeweiry, I came across my old fraternity pin and all the memories JpeUnivei 
a simpler tine and place came rushing back." 

"I enjoy'd my years here at State Normal College," stated Bourn, "a: 
I know thatin 50 years when you come back for your reunion, you will 
able to say tie same thing." 

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NSU's Department of Mathemati- 
cal and Physical Sciences. 

One grant will fund scholarships 
to a series of one-day weekend work- 
shops on a variety of topics includ- 
ing robotics, neutral buoyancy and 
aviation. The workshops begin in 
November and run through Febru- 

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A second grant will fund a se- 
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Those classes will put that knowl- 
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Organization improvement subject 
^8 of SGA/SAB leadership conference 

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Staff Writer 

The Student Government Asso- 
ciation and the Student Activities 
Board sponsored the 5th annual lead- 
OC«rship workshop in the Student 
^ ^ Union ballroom last Thursday. 

Rick Miller, of Designs for De- 
velopment, Inc., presented this year's 
L i-Ji workshop. He travels nationwide 
doing leadership and creativity 
workshops for schools and corporate 

>ut thinkf Miller also does videos, maga- 
>ered thei 7ines ' anc * television programs on 
|uite likei' 10w t° ^ e a creative leader. 

If you don't branch out and 
become a leader at times, 
nothing will get done " 

ball and 

Miller formed the basis of the 

workshop by asking campus leaders 

io write down questions on how to 

ess atl improve their particular organiza- 
tion with^. 

md. Thei One major question was on how 
hearingjto get more people involved in the 
activities that the organization has 
iwestern.l°ff ere d- Miller said that leaders 
d Bourn. must ^ now h° w to delegate author- 
t and fell 
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tern wa«, 
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at kind itf 

ity so the responsibility will not be 
on one person's shoulders. 

"Leaders are often burned out 
by mid-semester," Miller said. "It 
takes more than one person to get 
the job done, it takes a group effort." 

In addition to delegating au- 
thority, Miller believes that partici- 
pation among members is a major 
area on which leaders should con- 
centrate . 

"An organization cannotsurvive 
without participation," Miller said. 
"Members need to work together and 
support each other more." 

Erin Herbst, secretary of the 
SAB, agrees that more students 
should become active in their par- 
ticular organizations. 

"If you don't branch out and 
become a leader at times, nothing 
will get done," Herbst said. "A lot of 
students are just shy or timid, but if 
they believe in themselves and take 
that first step toward getting in- 
volved, the job will get done and 
your organization's goal will be met." 

Campus leaders were able to 
participate by grouping themselves 
by their personalities, such as con- 

genial, hard-working, reasonable, 
etc. Miller added a little fun by 
asking each group to choose a car, an 
animal, and a theme song that best 
represented them. 

SGA senator, Allen Eubanks, 
believes the grouping was a great 
idea and the most productive part of 
the workshop. 

"It was interesting to see how 
members of different organizations 
came together by recognizing their 
similarities rather than their differ- 
ences," Eubanks said. 

"It also helped the organizations 
to place their goals in a better per- 
spective by offering new ideas on 
how to achieve them." 

Carl Henry, director of the SAB, 
believes the campus leaders work- 
shop has been very successful for the 
past five years. 

"Organizations have been real 
good about participating in and at- 
tending the workshops," Henry said. 
"Rick Miller did a real good job." 

Page 9 

hosts myriad 
of activities 


Staff Writer 

"Things went well last week," 
said Carl Henry in regards to the 
SAB competitions held during 
homecoming week. 

The week began with the hp 
sync contest and Homecoming 
Hunnie Pageant. In the Up sync 
contest, Shane Clabaugh of Tau 
Kappa Epsilon and Daniel 
Duplechien of Kappa Alpha received 

first place and $75. The girls of 

Sigma Sigma Sigma won second place and $50. In third place was Tau 
Kappa Epsilon with the receipt of $35. Clabaugh also received the title of 
Mr. Homecoming Hunnie. He was very excited about gaining this honor. 
"I am so happy to receive this title since this is my last year at NSU." 

The first of the two $250 tokens was found on Tuesday by Roblynn 
Gass, Chris Sliwinski, Gary Rose, Curtis Bias, and Dawn Miller. These 
lucky students found the token by the sigh in front of the Student Union. 
The second token was found by Robert Scott and Derek Dodson. These two 
men found their treasure inside one of the trash cans in the Intramurals 

The different organizations on campus had also been asked to partici- 
pate in making homecoming banners and floats for the parade. In the two 
competitions there were three different categories: Greeks, Dorms , and 

In the banner competition, the winners in the Greek category were: 
Sigma Sigma Sigma — first place, Kappa Alpha — second, and Sigma 
Kappa — third. In the dorm division: Sabine — first and second, Bossier — 
third. In the organizations: Louisiana Home Economics Organization — 
first, Social Work Club — second, and Purple Jackets— third. 

In the float competitions the winners were divided into the same three 
categories. For the Greeks Kappa Sigma took first place. Phi Mu placed 
second and Tau Kappa Epsilon took third. 

In the dorm group. East Rapides placed first. Boozman received 
second and Sabine won third. In the organization division, Circle K won 
first place. The Student Nurses Association placed second and the Baptist 
Student Union received third. The best float over all award was won by 
Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

/lTMs from La Capitol credit union and Heritage Bank allow on-campus banking — 

Automated Teller Machines provide easy access cash 

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Staff Writer 

was rea 

s. Duriri| 

Faculty, students and guests can 
low receive easy access money at 
uiy time by using one of the two 
lutomated bank tellers on campus. 
The two automated bank tell- 
ithers oi|; s located outside the front en- 
toputhi^ance of the student Union, are 
■n- provided by Heritage Bank and 
since Nell aCapitol Federal Credit Union, 
iroughalft "We are strong supporters of 
i University," Theresa Pierce, pub- 
ic relations director for Heritage 
: said. "We wanted to provide a 
tedit card program that would al- 
|iw anyone on the campus to with- 
draw money easily." 

With the new tellers, anyone is 


urn, "ai 
ou will 

able to withdraw money from 
checking or savings account or make 
deposits to either of those accounts. 
Also available is the transferring of 
funds between accounts, enclosing 
payments to be applied to loans or 
safety deposit boxes or requesting a 
current balance on a checking or 
savings account. 

Both tellers are very easy to 
access. LaCapitol offers two differ- 
ent access programs. 

One uses the LaCap access card 
to enter the teller. The other way to 
access uses a money machine card, 
provided the card is on LaCap's list 
of 12 national money networks in 
conjunction with LaCap. 

Heritage's teller is accessible by 
signing up for an ATM card, which is 
free, and getting a pin number. This 


With the new tellers, anyone is able to 
withdraw money from a checking or 
savings account or make deposits'' 

will enable a person to use any ATM 

Any ATM cards honoring 
Gulfnet or Plus Systems Networks 
may be used in the machines from 
other financial services. 

The tellers can also be used 
with Discover, American Express, 
Visa and Mastercard. 

With these new tellers, students 

and faculty are able to get money 
easier and faster than waiting in 
line at the bank. 

This easy access money is al- 
lowing more spur-of-the-moment ac- 
tivities like shopping, going out 
and road trips. Students and faculty 
seem to be generally pleased with 
the new tellers. 

Some are wondering why North- 

western waited so long to get the 

"It really seems hilarious that it 
took us [Northwestern] so long to 
get one, and we ended up getting 
two," Philip Wolfe said. 

The banks are extremely 
pleased with the transactions. 

"We have seen the numbers in- 
crease each month with more people 
usingthe teller," Debbie Lapayrouse, 
public relations director for 
LaCapitol, said. "It is actually run- 
ning very smoothly for everyone." 

The following are some tips to 
remember while using the ATM card. 
Treat your card like cash, checks 
and credit cards. 

Minimize your time spent at a 
terminal by preparing for your ATM 
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Be courteous when waiting for 
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Mark each transaction in your 
account record, but not while at the 

Always save your receipts. Do 
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from seeing you enter your number 
by using your body to shield their 

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stolen, promptly notify the bank. Be 
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October 19, 1993* 

, Octo] 


Demons rally to 
beat Sam Houston 



Staff Writer 

Northwestern scored 28 points 
in the second half to rally past 
Southland Conference foe Sam 
Houston State (2-4 overall, 0-2 in 
SLC) 34-27. 

As Yogi Berra would say, "It 
was like deja vu, all over again." Of 
course Yogi would be right. For the 
third consecutive game, the Demons 
came from behind in the second half. 

Against Northeast Louisiana 
three weeks ago the Demons scored 
2 1 points in the second half in a loss 
to the Indians. Last week at home 
Northwestern came from behind to 
defeat Nicholls State scoring two 
late touchdowns to win. 

The Bearkats' tailback Charles 
Harris scored two touchdowns in 
the first quarter, the first on a ten 
yard run and then on a 71-yard pass 
play from quarterback Dwight Gross. 

Sandwiched in between Harris' 
two touchdowns the Bearkats added 
a 24-yard field goal to take a 17-0 
lead. Sam Houston looked as though 
they were going to blow the Demons 
out of Bowers Stadium. 

Northwestern 3-3, 2-1 in 
Southland conference play got on 
track in the second quarter when-* 
Danny Alexander rambled into the 
endzone form 2 yards out. The score 
cut SHS's lead to 17-7. 

Both teams swapped field goals 
in the second quarter. Sam Houston 
held a 20-10 halftime advantage. 

The second half kickoff sent an 

offensive and defensive wake up call 
to the Demons. Northwestern came 
out fired up. 

Brad Laird hit J ames Brock with 
an 80-yard bomb early in the third 
quarter cutting the Bearkat lead to 
three. Brock had his best day as a 
Demon catching three passes for 135 
yards and the touchdown. 

Laird on the day was 16 of 22 for 
312 yards, one touchdown and no 
interceptions. His performance 
ranks seventh in Demon football 
history. "Brad played about as good 
a game as you can play," said Demon 
Coach Sam Goodwin. "He keeps 
getting better each game." 

Though the Demon offense lost 
two fumbles on the day, the defense 
continually harassed Gross into 
hurried throws and three 

Norhtwestern took the lead late 
in the third quarter on Deron Reed's 
one-yard touchdown run 24-20. 
Harris' 14-yard touchdown run gave 
the lead back to Sam Houston in the 
fourth quarter 27-24. 

In the fourth quarter the 
Demons snuck closer scoring on a 
safety when Sam Houston's punter 
could not control the snap in the 
Bearkat end zone. 

Trailing 27-26 in the fourth 
quarter, Arthur Hunter, Reed and 
Deon Ridgell kept the ball on the 
ground grinding out a seven-play, 
53-yard scoring drive. 

Hunter's two-yard scoring run 
and his two point conversion run 
completed the Demons' comeback 
for the win, 34-27. 

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Demons look for fourth win in five games 

Southland Conference matchup against North Texas critical for NSU 

Winning, says Northwestern 
football coach Sam Goodwin, makes 
the next game a little bigger than 
the last one. 

After recording a stirring come- 
back win last week at Sam Houston, 
the Demons face another critical 
Southland Conference game on the 
road Saturday afternoon at North 
Texas. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at Fouts 

Both teams are 3-3 and won 
three of their last four games, and 
both teams' losses have been down- 
to- the wire. The Demons' only de- 
feat in the last month came 26-24 at 
Northeast on Oct. 2 when a last-play 
field goal fell short. The Eagles fell 
victim to a 12-point fourth-quarter 

rally Saturday night at McNeese, 
losing 18-17 on a' field goal with less 
than a minute left. 

Northwestern is 2-1 in the SLC 
after Saturday's 34-27 win at Sam 
Houston, while North Texas is 1-1 
after losing at McNeese Saturday. 

North Texas is 3-0 at home this 
year, with wins over Southwest Mis- 
souri (34-33), Abilene Christian (33- 
13) and Southwest Texas (35-28). 

The Demons edged the Eagles 
37-34 at Denton last year on Jeff 
Powell's 36-yard field goal in the 
final seconds. Northwestern over- 
came a 14-point halftime deficit and 
scored on five of six second-half pos- 
sessions to win. 

Last week, the Demons over- 

came a 17-0 first-period deficit by 
scoring 27 points in the second half. 

Northwestern received 19 points 
in the Division I-AA Top 25 voting 
this week, effectively ranking the 
Demons 33rd nationally. North 
Texas got five points in the poll to 
rank 41st. 

North Texas features one of the 
SLC's top players, quarterback Mitch 
Maher. He has thrown for 1,510 
yards and 1 1 TDs in six games. Run- 
ning back Terrance Brown has seven 
100-yard rushing games in his ca- 
reer, including 138 on 3 1 carries and 
three TDs last year against the De- 

Receiver Troy Redwine has a 
29.4 average per catch with four 

touchdowns. David Brown tops th 
Eagles with 23 catches and thre 

Cornerback Sean Mayes leaA 
the team with 58 tackles and lin 1 
backer Shawn Hicks is second wit 
48 stops. 

The game will be broadcast o 
the Demon Sports Networ: i 
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AM ( 1340) of Shreveport and KFAI : 
FM (93.9) of Alexandria. Lyn Rollii tt 
and Richard Ware will call the gan I 
with Jimmy Frederick handlii B 
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Page 11 

ady Demons drop to .500 
after hard-fought losses 


Staff Writer 

The Northwestern Lady Demon 
Volleyball team dropped two 
matches last week, one of those being 
their Southland Conference opener. 

On Thursday night, the Lady 
Pemons lost to Northeast 3- 1 in their 
first conference game of the year. 

The squad lost next to Southern 
of Baton Rouge Friday evening, also 
by the score of 3- 1 . The losses dropped 
Northwestern to 11-11 on the year, 
1 in the conference. 

The Lady Demons were tied at 
one match apiece against NLU before 
the Indians took control and won the 
last two games. 

Freshman Amy Warren led 
Northwestern offensively with 13 
kills. Kim Jesiolowski and Jennifer 

Jannick each added 12 kills for the 
squad, with Jesiolowski contributing 
22 digs. Setter Jeri Dusenberry 
continued her steller play, 
contributing 39 assists. 

On Friday night, the Lady 
• Demons lost a hard fought battle to 
heavily favored Southern in a match 
which featured two overtimes. 

Once again Northwestern split 
the first two games before eventually 
falling to the Jaguars. 

Jesiolowski, who had 22 digs, 
and Warren once again led the squad 
with 17 kills each. Dusenberry, 
whose performance is typical of her 
play all season, added 46 assists in 
the match. 

The Lady Demons will continue 
conference play this weekend when 
they host the University of Texas- 
Arlington Friday evening. The match 
begins at 7 p.m. in Prather Coliseum. 

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Location — Denton, Texas 
Enrollment —26,460 
Nickname — Eagles 
Colors — Green and white 
Conference — Southland Conference 
1992 Record — 3-7-1 
Coach — Dennis Parker 
Career Record — 7-14-1 
Offense — Pro set 
Defense — 4-3 

First Meeting — September 7, 1985 — Eagles beat Demons 34-17 in Denton. 

Last Meeting — 1992 at North Texas — Demons defeated Eagles in dramatic 37 

34 comeback. After trailing 21-7 at half, scored 30 points in second half for win. 

Keynote — Demons have won last five ballgames 

Series — NSU leads 5-3 

Famous Alumnus — Mean Joe Green 

Last Game — played at McNeese State, lost 18-17 

Trivia Facts — Motion picture Necessary Roughness filmed at school. 

College Boyz, P.E. Majors win 
flag football championships 


Staff Writer 

Intramural flag football season 
ended with two good games 
Thursday. College Boyz won the 
men's title and P.E. Majors took the 
women's title. 

College Boyz, a talented group 
from Rapides Hall, overcame a 4-2 
regular season start and moved into 
the finals beating Kappa Alpha 36- 
12 in the semi-finals. 

In the final, College Boyz battled. 
CSO Couillons, a group of 
upperclassmen from the Catholic 
Student Organization, and took a 7- 
halftime lead. 

In the second half, Broderick 

January ran for three touchdowns 
and lead The College Boyz to a 27-7 

Members of the College Boyz are 
Kevin Hills, Hollis Magee, Eric 
Johnson, Broderick January, 
Demerius Gray, Mitecebs Hager, 
Tillman Howard, Alex Lewis, Titus 
Brown, Cedric Holmes, Howard 
Jethro, Marcus Toney, Chris 
Sargeant, Walter Stevenson, Marcus 
Carman and Ronald Harrison. 

In the women's final, The P.E. 
Majors overcame a regular season 
loss to the BSU women and defeated 
them 34-21 for the championship. 

The Majors were led by Michelle 
Mackay, Tammy Blankenship and 
Tonya Byles. Other member are 
Mitzie Sowell, Dena Hickman. 

Candy Blake, Cindy Griffin and 
Angela Penzi. 

"Not only were the games well- 
played and well-officiated, but the 
■ participants on the four competing 
teams showed outstanding poise, 
ability and sportsmanship," Dr. Gene 
^Newman, director of Leisure 
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The flag football state 
championship games are scheduled 
for Nov. 19-21 at LSU. 

Volleyball season is right around 
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October 19, 1993 tctobe 

Inspirational Mass Choir evokes emotional re sponses 

Concert prompts "rhythmless Methodist to jump to his feet" 



You can tell a play reviewer 
liked the opening night performance 
when he yells "Author, Author" with 
the rest of the audience. 

When it comes to good old fash- 
ioned Gospel, the tell-tale sign is 
when the white, rhythmless Meth- 
odist jumps to his feet, claps his 
hands wildly and declares "Amen, 
Praise the Lord!" 

That is precisely what happened 
at the Inspirational Mass Choir's 
concert "Getting Our House in Or- 

The choir concert's opening 
groups included the Anointed 
Women of God and the Eastside 
Church of God in Christ choir who's 
songs included "He's Moving in the 
Music" and "Jesus is Real." After 
some remarks by Gail Jones, the 
I.M.C. sponsor, the group got down 
to business. 

Supported by a standing ova- 
tion and the music to "None but the 
Righteous" the choir strutted up to 
the stage. They performed their 
title song "Getting Our House in 
Order," and I began to feel the initial 
effects of the music. 

I was tapping my feet and qui- 
etly snapping my fingers. Perhaps 
I was a little more lively than nor- 
mal, but this was just the beginning. 
For the third song the Inspirational 
Mass Choir was assisted by another 
choir. One that stood at its peak at 
five and a half feet tall. 

As a part of the choir's attempts 
to give something back they adopted 
Saint Savior Baptist Church 
Children's Choir to help show the 
children another more positive side 
of their heritage and community. 

"The focus of life for them is a 
little cloudy," Ed Ross, a member of 
the choir said. "We show them the 
brotherly and sisterly life that Christ 
showed us to have. We show them 
that you don't have to use drugs, 
don't have to use alcohol and go out 
to bars to'have a good time." 

"Many of the kids come from 
single parent families, and we give 
them positive male and female role 
models. We teach them that can 
disagree with someone, but not be 
angry with them — you just dis- 
agree. We teach them that you don't 
have to be ashamed of the gospel of 
Christ," Ross said. 

The two choirs sang "Never 
Shall Forget" and "Omnipotent." 
Taking nothing away from the pro- 
fessional quality of the first song, 

Omnipotent was in-cred-ible. 

Often times with less profes- 
sional choirs the higher the volume 
the less clear the voices become. The 
Inspirational Mass Choir had noth- 
ing to worry about. 

The group started swaying, I 
started clapping and tapping and 
the crowd erupted. My clapping 
turned to smashing and my tapping 
turned to stomping. I was almost 

Between songs we started do- 
ing spiritual aerobics. We were 
reaching for the gifts of God. I was 
even getting quite good at grasping 
God's goodies when the next song 
started: "I'm Reaching Out." It is a 
song that I will not soon forget. 

No emotions were spared with 
the next song "You are Not Alone." 
By this time I was stomping and 
clapping. I was getting into this 
concert, and it was fun and uplift- 
ing. Then came a completely new 

I have been to youth gatherings 
and camp retreats. I have heard it 
read in four languages and sung in 
three, and analyzed to the hilt, but I 
have never heard the Lord's Prayer 
put that way. Wow! 

The last two songs were the 
perfect finale. Unfortunately, I was 
having problems controlling some of 

James enjoys Northwestern's 
'atmosphere of learning' 


Staff Writer 

A career move in 1984 brought 
Elise James to the front as the new 
director of alumni affairs. 

James has a history with 
Northwestern. She started off in the 
college of business as graduate 
student teaching as a part time 
instructor. She received her masters 
in 1972 and was taken on as a full 
time instructor. "That was the 
happiest day in my life," James said. 
"I can still remember when Johnny 
Johnson called me in his office." 

James didn't slow down when 
she started teaching business 
courses full time. "I've always been a 
person who liked to be involved and 
have something to do." James said. 
"I enjoy everything I do and I am 
always trying to get new ideas." She 
follows that philosophy and tries to 
include others in her projects. 

"I started Phi Beta Lambda 
when I was a grad student." said 
James. But she didn't stop there, 
she spent 10 years organizing Future 
Business Leaders of America 
conferences on campus. FBLAis the 
high school version of PBL and 
Northwestern hosted the district 

James hasn't been limited on 
her activities. She was the first and 
only woman president of 
Northwestern Athletic Association 
and served for two years before 
stepping down. She has also been 
active in the Holy Cross Pastoral 
Council and St. Mary's Foundation. 
"I always say, when you're young 
you can do so many things," James 
said. "And I've always liked 
challenges and staying busy." 

James found a challenge when 
she started her new job with alumni 
affairs. "I wasn't trained. I had a lot 
of learning to do," she said. "The 
good thing about this job is that the 
directors from other colleges are a 
close knit group and open. The 
presidents of state alumni 
associations meet to share ideas. So 
I can see what works for them. Then 
I can take the idea and maybe it will 
work here too. 

"Everything we do needs PR 
[public relations] behind it," said 
James. "Who else can sell the school 
but the people who attend it." This 
was why James started the 
Northwestern State Student Alumni 
Association, to pull students into 
alumni activities before they have 
graduated. "The members are the 
student workers in this office. They 
worked Homecoming and are 

working a phone-a-thon now. They 
are hard workers. I couldn't have 
put on Homecoming without them," 
said James. "It seems like I'm still 
teaching. I want them to learn, this 
is not just a job and they are not just 
slave labor to me. 

"I've seen a lot of success and if 
I've been part of that, then that's my 
immortality," said James. "I always 
try to have a smile on my face and a 
happy attitude." 

James has been recognized for 
some of her accomplishments. In 
1986 she won the Woman of the 
Year Award from the Natchitoches 
Chamber of Commerce. "It was a 
wonderful award for me. My dad got 
that award in 1971 and then my 
mother got it. Then I got it," said 
James. She also received the Dean 
Fulton Award from the NSU Blue 
Key in 1983-84 for unselfish services 
and support. 

James has special feelings for 
Northwestern. "There is an 
atmosphere of learning here," she 
said. "I never go somewhere that 
someone doesn't come up to me and 
speak of the love they have for this 
school. I don't see it in other schools. 
I know the friends I've made here 
over the years will be my companions 
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my bodily functions. A good objec- 
tive journalist doesn't get emotion- 
ally caught up in the event, but I 
found myself doing just that. 

Here I was an experienced col- 
lege journalist who could face a pos- 
sible firing squad without asking for 
a cigarette, but couldn't help from 
expressing myself in a gospel con- 

It began in the vocal chords, 
then traveled to and through the 
mouth, and its final destination was 
discovered with my eyes. I could 
actually see it floating there before 
my eye. There it was, sitting in front 
of me, and I just sat there, stunned 
that I would act so rashly so emo- 


I cried out, "Amen, Praise the 
Lord!" It's true, I did it. My future 
as a play reviewer and book critic 
for the New York Times was now 
looking even more dismal then be- 

A good reviewer would not yell 
"Author, Author" in the theater, 
nor would he proclaim to all present 
and within hearing distance "Amen, 
Praise the Lord" in a gospel concert. 
He or she may want to, but as a good 
reviewer they know that decorum 
demands obedience to this one 
simple rule. 

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j£Cats' energetic performance receives mixed 

ance ensemble gets good marks for costumes, makeup in first presentation of semester 



The members of the Northwest- 
•A dance ensemble displayed 
lgh energy in their first perfor- 
rice of the semester, the musical 
s" to light Turpin Stadium. 
My friends and I arrived for the 
.m. performance only to be told no 
;ant seats were available and we 
uld need to come back for the 9 
. performance. 

After some pleading, those re- 
ning were told they could sit in 
balcony. My friends and I de- 
d we would return for the 9 p.m. 

I found that, upon arriving at a 
er early 8:15, 1 was again con- 
[jnted with a growing crowd anx- 
sly waiting to see "Cats." This 


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also $ t : . 

xplosio Pamela Newman, formerly as- 
n'tbet ciate professor of student person- 
lonth., J services, has recently been pro- 
are th oted to professor of student per- 
nnel services. 

Newman grew up in the small 
! wn of Pontotoc, Miss. She went to 
girls' college which is now known 
ithe Mississippi School for Women, 
le began her student teaching at 
i (uisville Public School. While there 
le received a job teaching home 
jionomics full-time when the 
acher she was student teaching 
|der became the guidance counse- 

Although her undergraduate 
ree was in interior design, 
wman immediately fell in love 
h teaching. Her father also en- 
ed the idea of her teaching. "My 
i |d thought of teaching as an insur- 
i Ice policy," said Newman. "This 
as considered a good back-up plan 
1 women. I got to be a teacher by 
j :ident, but once I started I had to 
ay with it." 

After teaching at Louisville, she 
oved on to Mississippi where the 
i lucators at Meridian Public School 
ired Newman for a special educa- 
) on program. The program involved 
brking with two 3-year-old chil- 
} ren and their parents. The idea 
1 as to educate the parents on how 
1 1 help the children at home so that 
i hen they started to school, they 

■ ould be more "on level." 
Newman moved up to higher 

iucation through Gaston College 
i Charlotte, NC. She held the jobs 
i 'registrar and director of admis- 

At Gaston, she met her hus- 
ind,Gene Newman. Heisin charge 

■ 'the Leisure Activities Board here 
tNSU. Mr. Newman wanted to 
toe back to NSU to work on his 
lasters, so they both took a year off 
om North Carolina to come back to 
atchitoches. She was offered a job 
i the Student Personnel Services 
tepartment and took it. 

Mrs. Newman went from in- 
ductor to assistant professor to 
' isociate professor. She is the Fac- 
Ity Senate president. She is also 
e president of the Association of 
allege and University Personnel 
iministrators. She is the first fe- 
ale president of this organization. 

Newman is currently serving 
her ninth y ear at NSU. 

time, though, we were lucky enough 
to obtain floor seats. 

"I thought it would have been 
nice if they had more seats. I was in 
the back and I couldn't see any- 
thing," remarked Julia Hebert, a 
sophomore at the Scholars' College. 
I agree, there was a vast shortage of 
seats. The next time the dance en- 
semble performs, they may want to 
choose a more accommodating the- 
ater than Theater West. 

After an inordinate amount of 
time in which everyone was eventu- 
ally seated, the lights finally 
dimmed, the multi-colored strands 
of lights were lowered, the music 
started, and the "fog" from the fog 
machine choked everyone in it's path, 
adding a certain ambiance. 

I pondered as to the origin of 
the "fog" and inquired about the ma- 

In a burst of energy, 'cats leaped and 

ran from all areas of the theater 

chine. Upon further investigation, I 
was informed that it was one of the 
well-guarded secrets of the theater. 

In a burst of energy, "cats" 
leaped and ran from all areas of the 
theater, heading toward center 
stage, decked out in magnificent 
costumes accented by well done 
stage make-up. 

"The lighting, costumes and 
makeup were fantastic," said one 
Northwestern freshman. "I have 

seen "Cats" performed on Broad- 
way, so I knew what the story wt*» 
about, but for people who have never 
seen 'Cats,' it was hard for them to 
understand the story." 

The musical is based on Ameri- 
can poet andplaywrightT.S. Elliot's 
collected poems, Old Possum's Book 
of Practical Cats. "Cats" is about a 
group of cats in a junkyard, with 
individual cats highlighted through- 
out the entire musical. "Cats" 

opened in 1980 and is presently 
being performed on Broadway at 
the Winter Garden Theater in New 
York City. 

The dance ensemble performed 
four excerpts from the musical . The 
first selection was "The Naming of 
the Cats," in which all of the cats 
come out and are introduced. And 
the audience learns what the cats 
really are, as opposed to what hu- 
mans think of cats. 

As she is dying, the cat Isabella 
sings the song "Memories." 

After Isabella dies, the cats 
have an Angelical Ball in which all 
of the cats participate in a frolic. 

The ensemble also performs 
the selection, "Macavity: The Mys- 
tery Cat." Macavity is a thieving 
cat who has "broken every human 
law, he breaks the law of gravity." 


I sensed that the dance en- 
semble was off-step several times 
during the production, but North- 
western sophomore Christine 
Schmidt disagrees. 

"It was an excellent perfor- 
mance, dancers were coordinated," 
Schmidt said. "It was a good produc- 
tion for being so early in the year." 
Northwestern freshman Jason Kline 
also thought the performance was 
"well done." 

Although I was not overly im- 
pressed by the dance ensemble's pro- 
duction of "Cats," I do look forward 
to seeing how the dance ensemble 
grows during the rest of the semes- 
ter. • 

Coker looks to meet individuals' needs 


Staff Writer 

The Division of Continuing Edu- 
cation and Community Services at 
Northwestern continues to provide 
a valuable educational opportunity 
for both traditional and nontradi- 
tional students throughout the state. 

The Continuing Education pro- 
gram offers a variety of academic 
and non-academic credit courses. A 
number of programs are also avail- 
able to people attending off-campus 
sites in smaller towns. 

"We're the facilitator for courses 
offered by NSU by satellite and PBS 
courses," said Dr. Gordon "Sam" 
Coker, head of the continuing educa- 
tion program at NSU. "We're teach- 
ing four courses of that means this 
semester and four courses next se- 

The program goes out to the 
smaller rural towns to educate po- 

tential students about what NSU 
has to offer them. The program has 
an enrollment response of 2500-3000 
nontraditional students over the last 
few years. 

The program tries to handle as 
much of the regular process of regis- 
tration for students as is possible. 
"We serve as temporary advisors for 
these people while they're going 
through core classes, and then we 
wean them to the department of 
their majors," Coker said. 

Coker is from Knoxville, Tenn. 
He received a bachelor's degree in 
physical education and zoology and 
a master's degree in physical educa- 
tion and education administration 
and supervision. He earned a doc- 
torate in physical education from 
the University of Iowa. 

Coker taught high school 
courses and coached a variety of 
sports in Knoxville for five years. 

He went on to teach professional 
courses and different sports and to 

become the director of Intramurals 
for six years at the Atlantic Chris- 
tian College. 

He also performed a variety of 
teaching and administrative func- 
tions for three years at the Univer- 
sity of Iowa. 

In September of 1965, Coker 
joined the Northwestern family and 
has remained ever since. 

He served as a faculty member 
and supervisor of student teachers 
on elementary and secondary lev- 
els. He also served for seven years 
as head of the Health, Physical Edu- 
cation, and Recreation Department. 
During the fall of 1988,' he became 
the head of the continuing educa- 
tion program. 

Coker served as president of 
the State Association of Health, 
Physical Education, Recreation and 
Dance in 1973 and as president of 
the Southern District of HPERD 
(encompassing 13 states) in 1982- 
83. He received honor awards on 

both levels. 

This is Coker's 43rd year in edu- 
cation. He has been married for 44 
years and has four children. "I got 
all my degrees as a family man," 
Coker said. "That's why I can work 
with people here — they're a family 

Coker predicts continuing edu- 
cation will follow a national trend in 
the increase of nontraditional stu- 
dents receiving an education via dis- 
tance learning (through satellites, 
television, off-campus sites, corre- 
spondence, corporations and even 
shopping malls). 

He believes classes will eventu- 
ally become more individualistic. Ev- 
erything comes down to the quality 
of teaching and students' motiva- 

"It's fun, it's interesting. The 
students themselves make it reward 
ing," Coker said. "That's why I've 
stayed in it all these years." 


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October 19, 199; 

Campus Quotes: Students were asked to express their most Dressing concern 

Photos and Interviews by Jason Lott 

Chad Watson 


"I do not feel Bill Clinton 
is doing an adequate job as 
president. Instead of taxing 
the working man, he should 
focus on cutting his thrifty 
spending habits." 

Mark Hebert 


"On the issue of Somalia, 
I believe we shouldn't be the 
world's policeman. We need 
to take the offensive and 
finish off the warlords and 
their factions." 

Jill Whitehead 


"Everyone has something 
to gripe about, but very few 
have something positive to 
say. I just don't have any 

Shelly Skura 


"I think if more people 
would be positive role mod- 
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tion, we all could have a 
better outlook for the fu- 


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Mansfield pOC 

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Join NTSO for fun, prizes 
and mutual support. Meetings will 
be at 8:30 each Tuesday and noon 
each Wednesday in room 221 of the 
Student Union. 

Rapides Dorm Council 

Congratulations to the 
College Boyz, the winners of IM flag 
football tournament. Good luck in 
Baton Rouge. 

River of Life Mission Center 
will host a bible study at 8 p.m. 
Wednesday in Rapides lobby. We 
ask all participants to meet at 7:45 
p.m. in the lobby. 

Students Preventing Alcohol 
and Drug Abuse 

October 18 - 22 is National 
Alcohol Awareness Week. SPADA 
will host various activities 
throughout the week. Monday an 
information booth will be in the 
Union. Tuesday night free 
"mocktails" will be served in the 
Alley before and after the SAB movie. 
Lights will also be displayed outside 

of the Union with a message about 
the consequences of alcohol abuse. 
At 6 p .m . , Wednesday and Thursday, 
SPADA will host a volleyball 
tournament in the IM building. 
Everyone is invited. For more 
information, call the Counseling 
Center at 5621. 

Society for the Advancement of 

Thanks to all members who 
participated in decorating and being 
in the homecoming parade. 

Thanks to Dr. Fusilier for 
allowing SAM to use her home for 
our rummage sale. 

SAM membership will be 
open until Oct. 20. Please contact 
Mrs. Autrey , in Kyser, or Dr. Fusilier, 
in the business building, to pay your 
dues — $20 for one year. 

Have a happy Halloween. 
See you at the next meeting, 4 p.m. 
Nov. 2. 

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displayed in the student art gallery 

from Oct. 25 through 29. The 
reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 
p.m. Oct. 25. 

Kappa Sigma 

Homecoming was a great 
success, winning both the Greek float 
competition and overall spirit award. 
The Sigma Kappa exchange will be 
Thursday. Sigma Sigma Sigma and 
Sigma Kappa will help to host our 
first Halloween party for the children 
of the faculty on Oct. 27. The seventh 
annual Monster Bash will be Oct. 
29, at the National Guard Armory. 
You must be paid down to attend. 

Native American Student 

The Native American 
Student Association will have a 
meeting at 1 p.m., Friday in the 
archeology lab, room 212 Kyser Hall. 
We're looking for new members. 
Everyone is invited. 

Baptist Student Union 

The BSU is off to a good 
start, and now is the time to get 
involved with us. We are a place to 

study, worship or just to hang out. 
Lunch Bunch meets every Tuesday 
at 11:05 in the Cane River Room of 
the Student Union. Wednesday 
nights we have Family Groups at 
8:30 - a time of worship, fellowship 
and encouragement with other 
students. On Thursdays we have 
Lunch Encounter at the BSU - only 
75 cents. A good meal , followed by a 
short devotion time. Come by and 
check us out - you're always welcome . 
Make plans to attend the Missions 
Banquet, Thursday, at the BSU. The 
cost is only $2, and it will be a chance 
to get a good meal , and to hear some 
of the BSUs' summer missionaries 
speak about what they did. The 
banquet starts at 6:30 p.m. 

Circle "K" International 

CKI will have its weekly 
meeting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in 
the Faculty Lounge located in the 
Student Union. This Halloween 
weekend, the CKI club will take the 
Boys and Girls cl ub trick-or- treating 
Sunday evening. If you would like to 
help us, sign up at the CKI booth 
outside of the cafeteria in the Union 

Thursday, Oct. 28 or Friday, Oct. 29. 
After doing our good deed Sunday 
evening, we will have a social 
following. Please come help us serve 
the children of Natchitoches. 

Alpha Phi Alpha 

There will be a mandatory 
meeting tomorrow at 8 p.m. for all 
brothers. This is a formal meeting 
and attendance is encouraged. 
Important issues will be discussed 
and voted on. 

Sabine Dorm Council 

The Sabine Dorm Council 
will host a car wash this Thursday 
from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pizza 
Express. The proceeds will go toward 
buying a change machine. 


Northwestern's literary 
magazine will hold its first 
organizational meeting tomorrow at 
7 p.m. in room 327 of Kyser. All 
those interested in a staff position 
are especially encouraged to attend, 
but all are cordially invited. 


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Tuesday, November 2 

4 p.m. Alpha Mu Gamma 
4:05 Alpha Kappa Delta 
4:10 Alpha Lambda Del ta 

4: 15 American Chemical Society 

4:20 Animal Health Technicians Association 

4:25 Anthropology Club 


4:35 Baptist Student Union 

4:50 Bat Girls 

4:55 Beta Beta Beta 

5 p.m. Beta Gamma Psi 

5:05 Black Student Association 

5:10 Blue Key 

5:15 Bowling Team 

5:20 Chi Alpha 

5:25 Church of Christ Student Devotional 

5:30 Circle K 

5:35 College Republicans 

5:40 Council of Ye Revels 

5:45 Delta Sigma Theta 

5 : 50 Association of S tudent Artists 

5:55 Fellowship of Christian Atheletes 

6 p.m. Fellowship of Christian Students 

Wednesday, November 3 

4 p.m. Flight Team 

4:05 Forestry/ Wildlife Conservation Club 

4: 10 Institute for Electrical & Electronic Engineers 

4: 15 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association 

4:20 Interfraternity Council 

4:25 Kappa Kappa Psi 

4:30 Kappa Omicron Nu 

4:35 Music Educators National Conference 

4:40 Catholic Student Organization 

4:45 Choral Society 

4:50 Native American Student Association 

4:55 Northwestern State Student Alumni Foundation 


5 p.m. Alpha Kappa Alpha 
5:15 Alpha Phi Alpha 
5:30 Kappa Alpha Order 
5:45 Kappa Alpha Psi 

6 p.m. Kappa Sigma 
6:15 Phi Beta Sigma 
6:30 Phi Mu 

6:45 Sigma Kappa 

7 p.m. Sigma Sigma Sigma 
7:15 Tau Kappa Epsilon 
7:30 Theta Chi 

7:45 Zeta Phi Beta 

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Phi Beta Lambda 
Phi Boota Roota 
Phi Eta Sigma 
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 
Pre-Law Society 

Purple Jacket Club 
Rifle Team 
Rodeo Team 
Sigma Alpha Iota 
Soccer Club 
Social Work Club 

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Student Life Enrichment Committee 
Student Nurses Association 
Student Personnel Association 
Swamp Demons 
Tau Beta Sigma 

Wesley-Westminster Foundation 
Delta Sigma Pi 
Geological Society 
Greek Council 
Inspirational Mass Choir 
Iota Lambda Sigma 
Kappa Gamma Phi 
Le Circle Francais 
Los Amigos 

National Order of Omega 

Please note the date and time for your group picture. 

Only chartered organizations will be included in the Potpourri. 
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Clje Current 


October 26, 1993 

The Student Newspaper of Northwestern State University of Louisiana 

Volume 82, Number 11 


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Food service 
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Staff Writer 

ARA's dining service survey 
^owed that not only do 88 percent 
the student body give their seal of 
iproval, but the state Department 
Health is also pleased with the 
initary conditions of the food ser- 
jces at Northwestern. 
"1 "We have had problems over 
|iere in years past, but the food 
*rvice that has taken over has been 
joing a pretty good job," Mike 
leason, parish sanitary manager, 
aid. "Iberville used to be terrible in 
Jears past. They had problems with 
jjaches and just not doing a very 
*od job of cleaning dishes. But when 
Jus new company came and took 
Jrer they completely cleaned up the 

Jimmy Walker, a sanitarian for 
fee State Department of Health, 
aid, "We are very fortunate to have 
oth Iberville and the Student Union 
rhere things seem to be in place 
lere. In general they do a good job." 

Walker visits Iberville and the 
tudent Union every three months 
i ) complete a food inspection report. 
Ithough inspecting the food is one 
fthe primary concerns, Walker in- 
ipects much more. For instance, 
i ame of the inspection includes look- 
lg at the water, sewage, garbage 
nd refuse disposal, and insect, ro- 
snt, animal control. 

Food temperature is also a 
Tnumber one priority" for Walker. 
The up most importance is food 
mperature," said Walker. "It is 
iry important that cold foods are 
oked under 45 degrees and hot 
ds are cooked over 140 degrees." 
One problem encountered con- 
cerned the dishwashers and "occa- 
sional problems with the cleanliness 

* the dishes." 

"We have had real good luck 
jith them correcting it," he said. 
Occasionally in the Student Union 
iere are problems with the freezer, 
he food is stacked in cases on the 
' oor. They are supposed to be six 
iches off the floor, but these are 
1st minor problems." 

These "minor problems" found 
tthe food services at Northwestern 
re very small compared to the past 
lajor problems of roaches and dirty 
ishes. In fact, on a scale of one to 
in Walker rated ARA with an eight 

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Staff Writers 


In addition to traditional 
sligions practiced by the majority 
1 f students on campus, a small 
iction of students belong to other 
>t so well known religions. 

Arlani and Taran practice 
'icca, a religion which has its roots 
' > ancient Celtic religions. Taran 
Bfines Wicca as "decentralized neo- 
igan nature religion." Selena Fox, 
ligh Priestess of Circle Sanctuary 
Wisconsin states in her essay 
'titled, "Introduction to the Wiccan 
iligion," that "The Wiccan religion 
pre-Christian and post-Christian, 
»t anti-Christian." 

The Wiccans have no organized 
f iccan congregation, but they do 
| me into contact for festivals, and 
ngs of that nature. Like most 
'nventional religions, Wicca has 
ranged through the span of time. 

"It's like a rebirth. Just like 
| e oclassical," Arlani said. "It's 
'Unded after the original, but it has 
Panged to fit with the times." 

Both Arlani and Taran came 
f 0m Christian backgrounds. Taran 
j'from south Louisiana. He has a 
'alf sister and three step-brothers. 

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Car wreck kills three 
Northwestern students 

Ihree Northwestern students and a 
By BRIDGETTE MORVANT former NSU stu dent were killed in a two 
News Editor .vehicle wreck at 6:09 p.m. Sunday on 

Highway One, south of Natchitoches, according to Louisiana State Police. 

The students were Monte Gibson, 21; Leo Berryman, 23 and Broderick 
Williams, 22. The former student was Brian Perkins, 22, of Natchez. 

According to police, the 1993 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Gibson, 
attempted to pass another vehicle on the shoulder and dropped off. Gibson 
lost control of the car, swerved back onto the street and collided head-on 
with a pick-up truck, driven by Stacy Eckerson, of Vicksburg, Miss, police 
said. Police said the cause of the accident is still under investigation. 

Eckerson did not sustain life-threatening injuries, according to police. 

Gibson was a popular disk jockey at The Demon 91.7 FM this semester 
and Berryman and Williams had also been Demon disk jockies in the past. 

Debate team sees 
strong start to season 

Team sweeps first season tournaments 

Braid Laird leads the Demons on a scoring drive against the Bearkats 

Demons win thriller 


Sports Editor 

Northwestern scored 28 second 
half points to defeat North Texas 38- 
37 at Denton, Texas, in a Southland 
Conference thriller. 

For the third consecutive ball 
game Northwestern trailed an 
opponent at the half. The Demons 
trailed the Eagles 21-10. 

North Texas took an early 7-0 
lead on Rich Maher's 3-yard pass to 
Michael Brown. The Demons 
answered with Brad Laird 
scrambling midway through the first 
quarter from 9 yards out, tieing the 
score at seven. 

In the second quarter, after a 2- 
yard run by Brown and a Trea Ward 
22-yard field goal for the Demons 
the Eagles Maher snuck it in from 1- 
yard out giving North Texas a 2 1- 10 
halftime lead. 

Maher had a busy night for the 

Eagles scoring on two touchdowr 
runs and throwing for two more. 

Northwestern got their usual 
wake-up call at halftime and came 
storming out in the second half. A 
Danny Alexander 5-yard touchdown 
run, followed by Chip Ward's 5-yard 
run pushed the Demons ahead in 
the third quarter 24-21. 

It was a game that saw both 
teams amass over 800 yards of total 
offense. Despite the Eagles turning 
the ball over three times on fumbles 
they remained in the ball game. 

North Texas' Richard DeFelice 
tied the score 24-24 in the fourth 
quarter on a 40-yard field goal. 
Maher then ran for his second 
touchdown of the game from 1 yard 
out as the Eagles took the lead 31- 

Demon quarterback Brad Laird 
showed that he could run the ball as 
well as his counterpart with the 
Eagles by scoring his second 
touchdown of the game on a 4-yard 

run. Laird's touchdown run knotted 
the game again 31-31. 

On the ensuing kickoff the 
Demons recovered the third Eagle 
fumble of the game. With 2:17 left in 
the game Mike Allen scored on a 
reverse from 16 yards out giving the 
Demons back the lead 38-31. 

The Eagles took the kickoff and 
marched down the field. With :55 
left Maher found Clayton George 
from 12 yards out for a touchdown. 
The Eagles decided to go for two. 
Maher's pass on the conversion fell 
incomplete and the Demons won 
their third Southland Conference 

The Demons improve to 4-3 
overall and 3-1 in the Southland 

North Texas falls to 3-4 overall 
and 1-2 in Conference play. It was 
the first time this season that North 
Texas had been beaten at home and 
it was the Eagles third one-point 
loss of the season. 

The Northwestern State Uni- 
versity Debate Team has success- 
fully completed its first three tour- 
naments of the new season. 

The first trip had two tourna- 
ments at the University of South 
Carolina between Sept. 22 and Sept.. 
26. The opening tournament was a 
special invitation only event, with 
the best teams in the country par- 
ticipating in a round robin fomat. 
NSU was the only school to have two 
teams on the squad who are consid- 
ered among the top teams in the 

At the round robin tournament, 
the team of Buddy Hayes, a senior 
and mathematics major, and Jason 
Eldredge, a junior and mathematics 
major, advanced into the semifinal 
debate where they were scheduled 
to compete against Jason Foote, a 
senior from Scholars' College, and 
Sean Lemoine, a senior sociology 

The higher seeded team was 
Foote and Lemoine, so Todd Gra- 
ham, director of debate, advanced 
them into the final round. Foote and 
Lemoine then lost a closely contested 
decision to Kansas State University 
in the championship round. Lemione 
received third speaker in the tour- 

The second tournament at USC 
was unrestricted with two divisions, 
open and junior. Schools from over 
20 states were represented. 

In the junior division, the team 
of Courtney Meyer, a freshman from 
Scholars' College, and Todd Garri- 
son, a freshman and mathematics 
major, advanced into the 

The team of Sherry Barnett, a 
freshman and political science ma- 
jor, and Jeremy Talton, a freshman 
and criminal justice major, advanced 
all the way into the semifinal debate 
before being defeated by Cornell. 
Meyer won the top speaker award. 
Other winners were Garrison with 
eighth and Barnett with second. 

In the open division, Foote and 
Lemoine advanced into the semifi- 

nal round where they defeated the 
team from Kansas State University. 
On the other side of the bracket, 
Hays and Eldredge also won the 
semifinal debate against the Uni- 
versity of Missouri, Kansas City. 
NSU had closed out the tournament, 
winning first and second place with- 
out even debating the final round. 
This was the first time NSU had 
done this. Lemoine won a second 
place speaker award. Foote won 
fourth place and Hays won ninth. 

"It's a huge win for us," Graham 
said. "The University of South Caro- 
lina is always one of the biggest 
tournaments of the year, and for us 
to win it in this fashion sends a 
strong message to the rest of the 

Last weekend the team trav- 
eled to Middle Tennessee State Uni- 
versity to compete in their tourna- 
ment. MTSU will be hosting the 
national championship tournament 
in April, so this early tournament on 
Oct. 1 through 3 drew a huge entry 
of almost 100 teams. 

In the junior division Barnett 
and Talton lost a close decision in 
the semifinal round. Meyer and Gar- 
rison made it to the finals where 
they finished as the second best team. 
All four junior debaters received 
speaker awards. Barnett was sec- 
ond, Talton was third, Garrison was 
seventh and Meyer was ninth. 

In the open division, the top 
seeded team of Hays and Eldredge 
lost in the quarterfinal round to 
Michigan State, putting them in 
fourth place. Foote and Lemoine had 
a rough start, but finished strong 
advancing all the way to the final 
round where they beat Emporia 
State on a 3-0 decision to win the 
tournament. Foote won the top 
speaker award. Other winners were 
Lemoine with fourth, Hays with fifth 
and Eldridge with seventh. 

"This is the strongest start to a 
season that we've ever had," Gra- 
ham said. "Everyone is working very 
hard and it's paying off. So far, it's 
been a lot of fun." 

Northwestern receives over a quarter million in grants 

Northwestern State University 
has received more than $340,000 in 
grants from the Louisiana 
Department of Education, according 
to NSU Director of Grants and 
Contracts Harold Ledford. 

Northwestern's Cooperative 
Education program and home 
economics degree program shared a 
grant of $244,472 awarded under 
the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and 
Applied Technology Education 
program. NSU's Division of 
Education was awarded $99,900 for 
the Validation of a Full Inclusion 
Collaborative Partnership Model 

The principle investigators for 
the • Perkins Grant are Margaret 
Kilcoyne for Basic Grant in the 
Cooperative Programs and Pat 
Pierson for Single Parents in the 
Home Economics Department. The 
Cooperative Program has been 
funded by grants for the last five 

"The monies from this grant will 

be used to continue the expansion of 
the coop program," said Margaret 
Kilcoyne, program director of the 
cooperative education program. "We 
are actively including the division of 
nursing in Shreveport to coordinate 
activities between the two offices." 

The cooperative education 
program started as an innovative 
idea to help prepare Northwestern 
students for the world of work as 
well as a tool for recruitment. "At 
that time the one thing that we found 
was that a number of Northwestern 
graduates were getting their degree, 
maintaining high grade point 
averages" stated Kilcoyne, "but the 
major question asked of them was if 
they had experience related to their 

Within the past five years, the 
cooperative education program has 
grown tremendously, according to 
Kilcoyne. She said that more than 
400 students are on file in the office 
and that coop jobs are now being 
made available outside of the 

Natchitoches area. 

"The coop program is a 
wonderful opportunity for 
networking and job experience," 
stated Kilcoyne, "and is worth the 
extra time that a student would have 
to put into it." 

The home economics program 
will use the funding to assist single 
parents/displaced homemakers. For 
those applicants who qualify, 
funding will be used to help the 
single parent/displaced homemaker 
pay tuition for one class along with 
instructional material, 
transportation needs and child care 
during that class. 

Applicants must pursue a course 
in either of the associates degree 
programs in child development or 
food management and be in need of 
financial assistance. "This gives 
those people who are interested 
valuable training for employment a 
good starting point," said Patricia 
Pierson, coordinator of home 

"We currently have a single 
father, who originally got involved 
through the grant, enrolled in the 
associates degree program in food 
management, stated Pierson. "So, 
everyone is encouraged to apply if 
they meet the criteria of being a 
single parent/displaced homemaker 
in need of financial assistance." 

The principle investigators for 
the grant awarded to Northwestern's 
Department of Education are Dr. 
Barbara Duchardt and Dr. Nancy 
Morris. The grant will go toward 
designing the template on the 
structure of a new methods block 
involving full inclusion. 

"Full inclusion class rooms allow 
the teacher to work with all the kids, 
whether they are regular or special, 
in the same setting," said Dr. 
Duchardt, an assistant professor of 
education. "This can help keep 
special education children from 
feeling excluded or different." 

At most universities Duchardt 
said, education majors either take 

regular education methods or special 
education methods. With the new 
methods block, education majors will 
receive training that combines the 
two areas and enables those 
graduates to teach full inclusion class 

Currently, Duchardt and Morris 
are working with focus groups in 
order to decide what the new 
methods block should entail. These 
focus groups include parents, regular 
and special education teachers, 
school administrators and 
Northwestern faculty Tony Bennett, 
Duchardt, Morris, Dr. Dion Dubois, 
Mary Reeves, Dr. Leslie Marlow and 
Dr. Duane Inman. 

"We received the grant based on 
the hope that other universities will 
also be able to incorporated the model 
that we come up with for the new 
methods block," stated Duchardt. 
"Next year at least two other 
universities will be able to use this 
program and the year after will add 
other universities to the list." 

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October 26, 1993 

SGA i nvestigates ARA service, prices 


Staff Writer 

Recently, SGA's Student 
Services Committee began a series 
of investigations into various parts 
of the contract between ARA and 

One facet of ARA's policy 
considered to need change is the 
prices. Many students who frequent 
Le Rendezvous and the Student 

Union cafeteria find the prices too 

The Student Services 
Committee intends to look into tha 
complaint, one of the several which 
brought about the necessity for the 

"That seemed to be a big issue." 
Gavin Vitter, a member of the 
committee, said. "We talked to 

One of the committee's goals is 
to bring the prices down so as to 

make the Student Union's cafeteria 
and Le Rendezvous more economical 
in the eye* of the students and more 
competitive againat Iberville 
Cafeteria for those students' 

Problems always arise when 
x ganizationF on campus wish to host 

Banquets must be catered by 
the ARA, and notice must be given 
them by a few weeks in advance. 

Often organizations like the 

Opera to present first production of season 

Northwestern 's Opera Theatre 
will present its first production of 
the 1993-94 season, a program of 
operatic scenes, "Opera is for Lov- 
ers" Nov. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale 
Recital Hall. 

The Opera Theatre is under the 
direction of associate professor of 
music Phyllis Seigler and assistant 
professor of music Dr. Barbara 

Comic scenes from Menotti's The 
Old Maid and the Thief and Mozart's 
Marriage of Figaro will be presented 
along with the tragic final scene from 
Puccini's La Boheme. 

The cast for the scene from The 
Old Maid and the Thief consists of 


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Sara Puryear, Tammy Hathaway, 
Cinda Green and George Gray. Fea- 
tured performers in the scene from 
The Marriage of Figaro are: John 
Dominick, David Foster, Puryear, 
Scott Greer, Chris Jardoin and 
Valerie Taylor. 

Cast members for the scene from 
La Boheme are: Terrie Sanders, 
Gray, Jardoin, Greer, Dominick and 

The scene from The Old Maid 
and The Thief will begin the story of 
two elderly women who meet for 
their weekly gossip session and are 
shocked to find out a man is at their 
back door. 

In The Marriage of Figaro, the 

Count has concocted a scheme to 
wreck the wedding plans of Figaro 
and Susanna, forcing Figaro to marry 
Marcellina. Facts are discovered that 
Figaro is Marcellina's long-lost son, 
clearing the obstacle to the mar- 
riage of Figaro and Susanna. 

The tragic final scene of La 
Boheme shows the efforts of a group 
of artists to raise money to get a 
doctor for a friend who is dying. The 
two lovers, Rodolfo and Mimi, sing of 
their past happiness before Mimi 
tragically dies. 

Ms. Seigler will conduct the per- 
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Faron Raborn will be the accompa- 

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their parties from the ARA. They 
also encounter the higher prices. 

Due to a switch in personnel 
between Iberville and the Student 
Union, the committee also received 
complaints from students prone to 
eating at the Student Union or Le 
Rendezvous that Iberville is now the 
nicer eating eating facility. 

For example, last year, Iberville 
had only two huge lines and four 
food worlds whereas now it has a 

very well-stocked variety. 

Another problem for students 
remain the dinner hours at the 
Student Union. 

Many are in band and other 
evening activities and arrive with 
very little or not any time to eat. 

"We're also looking at extending 

their dinner hours until 6:30,"Vitter 

The committee plans to question 
whether the ARA could provide some 
sort of brunch on Saturdays and 

Sundays, as Iberville cafeteria does. 

Other suggestions include 
perhaps allowing other food 
companies to come in to increase 
variety and competition. 

Many students would also 
appreciate bringing in a restaurant, 
like LSLTs McDonald's. 

ARA's contract is a five-year 
plan which is annually renewed. This 
is what the Student Services 
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Cameron sees beauty pageants as good opportunities for young women 

g NSU student plans more involvement 
with community as Miss City of Lights 

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Staff Writer 


For the first time in years, Miss 
Natchitoches City of Lights is a 
Northwestern student. 

Julie Cameron , 19, is a sopho- 
more journalism major from 
Hineston, Louisiana. She is the 
daughter of Beverly and Adrian Wil- 

While enrolled at Northwestern, 
she has been involved in Phi Mu 
fraternity, serving as music chair- 
man. She is also in Students for the 
Prevention of Alcohol and Drug 
Abuse and Greeks Assisting Greeks. 

On October 2, Cameron was 
crowned as the new Miss Natchi- 
toches City of Lights. Her prizes 
included over $8,000, a scholarship 
from NSU, gift certificates from nu- 
merous businesses, a trip to New 
Orleans, membership to Body World 
and a wardrobe allowance for Miss 

As a local favorite for the title, 
Cameron was thrilled with the sup- 
port that greeted her when she 
walked onstage. 

"As soon as I stepped onstage, I 
could hear people screaming and 
cheering me on," Cameron said. "This 
pageant was very special to me be- 

"There is a misconception that people have 
with pageants being all glamour. In reality, 
contestants participate in community projects 
and volunteer work for the pageants. This 
takes a great deal of time and effort" 

Julie Cameron 
Miss City of Lights 

cause all of my sisters [ Phi Mu] and 
my family were there holding signs 
and showing their support." 

Cameron is very excited about 
her upcoming duties as Miss City of 
Lights and with the Christmas festi- 

"Being that I am an NSU stu- 
dent, I can be much more active in 
Natchitoches than the past queens. I 
can not wait to get involved more 
with the community." 

Having won this pageant, 
Cameron will be entering in Miss 
Louisiana this coming summer. 

Cameron had never entered a 
pageant, until she won Miss Vernon 
Parish at age 17. That pageant sent 
her to Miss Louisiana making her 
the youngest contestant there. She 
did not make the finals, but she did 
win non-finalist talent. 

"I had never considered getting in- 
volved with pageants," Cameron said. 
"The only thing I had ever done was 
sing for my school's talent shows. In 
my senior year when I decided to 
enter Miss Vernon Parish, it was 
basically on a whim. I did not know 
then what pageants were all about. 

When I got to Miss Louisiana, I 
realized how much money could be 
made to help pay for my college. The 
pageant also taught me a lot about 
myself. It definitely influenced my 
career choice. Plus, it made me over 
all more confident." 

Last year, Cameron was first 
runner-up to the previous Miss City 
of Lights, Catherine Teague. She 
was also first runner-up in the Miss 
Lady of the Bracelet. She ended up 
winning Miss Louisiana Stockshow. 
This brought her back to Miss Loui- 

siana where she placed 11, and won 
non-finalist talent and interview. 

Cameron feels very strongly 
about her platform in the pageants. 
A platform is where the contestants 
walk onstage and say a few words 
about something they believe in or 
have a concern with. 

Cameron's platform is drug and 
alcohol abuse awareness. She has 
worked in different programs like 
DARE since she was in the eighth 

"Even if I never did another pag- 
eant, this would still be a big part of 
my life," Cameron said. "That is how 
strongly I feel about it." 

After graduating from NSU, 
Cameron really hopes to have a ca- 
reer in Broadcast Journalism. She 
does not plan on pursuing a singing 

"I do not want to be a profes- 
sional singer. I have made my career 
choice with journalism. I just like 
singing for fun." 

As far as separating pageant life 
and school life, Cameron says, "It is 
just a matter of settling into a rou- 
tine. I do work with an interview and 
voice coach. I also have a full class 
schedule at Northwestern. My 
schooling is top priority. There is a 
misconception that people have with 
pageants being all glamour. In real- 
ity, contestants participate in com- 

munity projects and volunteer work 
for the pageants. This takes a great 
deal of time and effort." 

Cameron is starting to adjust to 
her role as Miss City of Lights, but 
for her parents it is still a shock. 

"It amazes them that their little 

girl is on stage all grown up. They 
are also amazed at the fact that I am 
paying for my own college education. 
But this is really a good opportunity 
for young women to make money. 
True, it is not for everyone, but it is 
a rewarding experience." 

WICCA: Students plan special ceremonies for coming holiday 


lontinued from page 1 
le is a self-described animal lover 
nd environmentalist. 

I do not believe in violence and 
try to live in close harmony with 
ture and myself," said Taran. He 
i a history lover, and he plans to 
ludy history and culture, probably 
li anthropology, specifically focusing 
n ancient European cultures. 

"I am always searching for what 
will dedicate my life to. I am here to 
dvance myself spiritually, to help 
Ithers, to help the earth, and to be a 
peful member of the human race," 
5 O0l e sa 'd- After questioning 
!hristianity and feeling a spiritual 
|oid in his life, Taran studied and 
onverted to Wicca three years ago. 
"For a long time, I felt like in 

— ^traditionally accepted religion, that 

here was something missing 
. »mehow," Taran said. "It wasn't 

I personal enough for me. I was looking 

fcr something that would involve me 
Bore directly. It would bring me 
floser to things that I felt a natural 
tfBnity for- the earth, other people, 
God (the divine power), and the 

Arlani's hometown is in central 
Louisiana. She is a self-described 
(oner and an only child. Although 
fhe admits to some conservative 
fualities, Arlani considers herself 
Wy liberal. She considers her 
parents to be liberal also. While her 
pother is accepting of her daughter's 
feligious beliefs, she has yet to tell 
«er father about being Wiccan. Her 
fareer goal is in cultural 
Anthropology; she likes learning the 
*ays in which people work. 

"I like looking at things that 
ave already happened and wonder 
*hy, rather than wondering why 
♦eople are doing this now," Arlani 

said. " I will be very happy if I get to 
work in a museum." At one point, 
Arlani believed she was an atheist, 
but then decided she wasn't because 
atheists do not accept an outside 
force governing everything, which 
Arlani does. She proceeded to go 
through a period of being agnostic. 
After intense study, she felt 
comfortable with the religion of 
Wicca. She believes wholeheartedly 
in the glory of living and that 
everything in itself is a celebration. 

Wiccans believe in the Divine 
One, who manifests in the forms of 
the God and Goddess. The God 
represents the masculine parts of 
nature, while the Goddess represents 
all that is feminine. It is 
incomprehensible for humans to 
understand the Divine One in its 
entirety. "We worship the God and 
Goddess, because it's the only way 
humanly possible to understand the 
One," said Taran. 

"The Wiccan religion also is 
animistic in that every human, tree, 
animal, stream, rock and other forms 
of Nature is seen to have a Divine 
Spirit within," Fox stated in her 

Although many view this 
religion as Satanic, Wiccans are not 
Satanists. Wiccans feel Satan is a 
Christian belief, and they do not 
believe in Satan. 

"Wicca has its roots in a pre- 
Christian religion," Taran said. "It 
was around before the Christian 
concept of Satan, and it's around 
now. There's no absolute evil, no 
devil in Wicca. Good and evil are 
seen as existing in unity together." 

Symbols that Wiccans 
consider sacred, Satanists have 
reversed to making the meaning 
negative. The pentacle is a protection 

symbol, representing the five 
elements of Nature (Earth, Air, Fire, 
Water, and Spirit) or a persons head, 
arms, and legs. Both are seen as 
positive energy sources. However, 
Satanic worshipers have turned it 
upside down, reversing the meaning 
of the pentacle. 

Wiccan is witchcraft, but not 
witchcraft in the Christian sense. 
Witch comes from an Anglo-Saxon 
word wicca or wic, which means wise. 

"The word witch was given a 
bad connation during the 
persecutions of the Middle Ages, 
when people thought witches were 
Satan-worshippers. Today, we say 
Wicca to avoid those associations," 
said Taran. Wiccans don't practice 
black magic. 

"As part of their spiritual 
practice , many Wiccans develop their 
intuitive abilities and practice magic, 
directing psychic energy for 
particular healing and helping 
purposes. In working magic, Wiccans 
are to adhere to the Wiccan Rede, 
which is the central ethical law of 
the religion: 'And it harm none, do 
what you will.' Most Wiccans 
acknowledge that whatever magical 
force is sent out returns magnified 
to the sender. Wiccans do not perform 
evil magic and do not worship the 
devil or Satan, which is the anti-God 
of the Christians," stated Fox in her 

Wiccans do believe in 
reincarnation. The soul lives many 
times, and in its many lives it learns 
different lessons and different things 
it needs to know," Taran said. "The 
soul evolves through many lives, 
when it evolves so highly it doesn't 
need to live again and it returns to 
the God and Goddess from where it 
originally came." 

Halloween, also known as 
Samhain, is the New Year in the 
Wiccan religion. "Samhain is 
traditionally associated with 
meditating and communing with 
dead ancestors, and remembering 
that our own lives must end if they 
are to begin again, making it an 
ideal time to remember 
reincarnation," said Arlani. 

Festivals center around the positions 
of the sun and moon. 

"Ceremonies are held at New 
and Full Moon times and also at the 
eight seasonal Festivals, called 
Sabbats, spaced six to seven weeks 
apart throughout the year and 
coinciding with the Solstices, 
Equinoxes and midpoints between, 
usually called the Cross Quarters," 

Fox said. "Samhain popularly known 
as Halloween, is the New Year in 
most Wiccan traditions," said Fox. 

Arlani and Taran plan to 
celebrate Samhain this year, first 
with a traditional ritual, and later 
holding a feast with friends of all 
religious affiliations. 


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October 26. 1993 

TOje Current i§>auce 

James B. Henderson 
Editor in Chief 

Jeffery K. Guin Managing Editor 
Bridgette Morvant News Editor 
Amy Staszak Associate Editor 
Gordon Rivet Sports Editor 
Kip Patrick Assistant Sports Editor 

For the first time this year, we felt it was necessary 
for the editorial staff to respond to a letter to the editor. 
The letter, printed in this edition, is rife with misinforma- 
tion and makes thinly veiled accusations. 

We will not dignify the ludicrous charge of "sepa- 
rate and unequal" with a response. 

The Maya Angelou visit was first covered in The 
Current Sauce Aug. 31. An advance for the lecture ap- 
peared on the front page of last week's paper. Posters 
announcing the lecture were up by early Monday morn- 

Angelou, as have all other distinguished lecturers 
for the past eight years, will speak in the Fine Arts Audi- 
torium. The Coliseum is already in use for "Marsville," 
but even if it were not, the horrendous accoustics would 
render Angelou's words difficult to hear for most and 
inaudible for many. 

When the Fine Arts Auditorium was being remod- 
eled eight years ago, John Houseman was relegated to the 
Coliseum to speak. A Northwestern official who ran into 
Houseman at a party in Hollywood some years later 
remembers Houseman saying in his distinguished, raspy 
voice with his sternest "Paper Chase" scowl, "I remember 
you. I spoke in the basketball arena at your school." 

Northwestern has been blessed to host many es- 
teemed speakers. Just last year, Robert Bork, William 
Raspberry and Gloria Steinem educated, entertained and 
enraged students from the stage in the Fine' Arts Audito- 
rium. In 1991, Alex Haley spoke in the same place. 

All this aside, regardless of the supposed lack of 
publicity, Angelou will speak Thursday before what will 
most likely be the largest crowd in the history of the 
Distinguished Lecturer Series. 

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Being a college student I have 
learned to value and treasure week- 
ends. Unfortunately I have to work 
on most weekends and therefore it's 
rare when I can totally immerse 
myself in weekend pleasures. This 
weekend was an exception to the 

I traveled to New Orleans with 
some friends of mine and took in a 
Bulls preseason hoop game on Sat- 
urday night and what the Saints 
called a football game on Sunday. 
Naturally enough we went out, in 
New Orleans this means one thing - 
- Bourbon Street. Oh, what a city. A 
rare weekend indeed. 

After a week full of classes and 
drudgery (all people who know my 

somewhat lax schedule please shut 
up, I'm allowed some creative liber- 
ties thank you very much), there's 
nothing quite as soothing as a road 

The day was splendid, I sat in 
the back and let the wind play havoc 
with all loose items. I ended up with 
my lips being more chapped than a 
fox's ass, but my what a day. 

Drinking and driving is without 
question a huge NO-NO, but drink- 
ing and riding, well that's another 
story entirely. A quality road trip is 
right up there with sex and hating 
Bill Clinton. 

The game on Saturday night, 
the world champion Chicago Bulls 
pitted against the Sacramento Kings 
(who?), was devoid of entertainment 
value and saw us leave in the second 
quarter. Without Michael Jordan 

the Bulls are about as exciting as a 
tax seminar. Good luck champs, but 
if you guys repeat as champions I'll 
shave my head and eat Lay's potato 
chips forever. 

Anyway, we left and bee-lined it 
for the "quarter". 

Bourbon Street is insane, I can't 
help but think of the song "The 
Freaks Come Out at Night." How 
true. Where these people come from 
I have no idea, but if you're looking 
for strange or overly Liberal atti- 
tudes, take the next train to New 

We saw men dressed as women, 
women dressed as men, and I think 
a women dressing like a man who 
dressed as a woman. Who knew? 

One question - what is the in- 
centive to do this? Wildness ran 
rampant. The really crazy thing is 

that it was excepted as normal. New 
Orleans must be on a separate lunar 
cycle than the rest of the world. 

Despite the proliferation of nuts, 
we managed to have a terrific time. 
We chilled in a blues club. We saw 
women wrestle (hours of family en- 
tertainment, "No seriously they're 
from off the street."). We heard 
people with no talent lip sync ( I 
can't spell karoke or karoake or 
whatever the hell it's really called). 
In summation we had a grand time. 
And we only paid a small fortune for 
a hotel room. A rare city indeed. 

Oh, by the way, the Saints got 
whipped by the hapless Falcons on 
Sunday. Sunday's highlight was 
buying tickets from a scalper. 

Oh well the games were just an 
excuse to visit one of the most unique 
cities in the world. We weren't dis- 

Columnist trips on codeine 



Dear Dr. Bob, 

I know that we have not always 
had the most normal relationship. 
You pretend to be a university presi- 
dent and I pretend to be a university 
student. I think, however, that we 
should become better friends. Dis- 
sension is too disruptive to be good 
for Northwestern. 

In keeping with this new found 
fondness for one another, I would 
like to say that I haven't given you 
credit when it was due. Further- 
more, I have a few warm things to 
say about you. 

First, let me be the first to com 1 
mend you for allowing the lights to 
be turned on for the Wednesday night 
tennis league. These leagues are 
mostly comprised of non-students, 
non-faculty, and non-staff members 
of the Natchitoches community. 
While they were built with public 
money and these non-university af- 
filiated folks can't be refused access, 
it was brilliant to provide this extra 

In exchange for the exclusive 
use of the courts on Wednesday eve- 
nings and proper illumination, we 
are graced by their presence on cam- 
pus and any tennis balls that they 
may leave behind. The price for 

these gifts, the light bill and denial 
of access to the Northwestern com- 

As a student and avid tennis 
player, if you exclude skill, and I 
think I speak for all students on 
this, I am more than happy to do- 
nate my hard earned tuition money 
and the taxpayers money that was 
ear-marked for educational purposes 
to pamper the wealthy and privi- 
leged members of Natchitoches soci- 
ety. It seems reasonable and pru- 
dent to give something to that seg- 
ment of our community who can 
most easily afford it, something like 
reverse welfare. Good job boss. 

Having said this, I think that I 
am due some special consideration. 
This past weekend I severely twisted 
my knee. I am on crutches and am 
under the influence of Codeine. I'm 
not complaining or anything like 
that. Actually, the little green men 
who hover over my bed at night and 
the pink elephants who dance the 
tango outside of my window are very 
entertaining and a welcome sight. 
Life under the influence of Codeine 
is very nice. 

Taking this into consideration, 
I was wondering if I could get one of 
those highly sought after handi- 
capped parkingspaces behind Kyser 
hall. I know that technically I am 
not handicapped, the jury is still out 
on my mental state, but I am "mobil- 

ity challenged" and will be so for a 
few weeks and the more pain I feel 
the greater likelihood that you will 
be the subject of one of my written 
adventures. Besides, I did say some- 
thing nice about you. 

The reason I want one of the 
coveted Drive-By Gardens parking 
spaces is so I can practice my reli- 
gious preference. You see this is 
more than just a matter of conve- 
nience for getting to class. This is a 
First Amendment issue. Arguably, 
you are not required by law to do 
this, but if you still have the lawyer 
who wrote your legal opinion on the 
Argus working for you, I could beat 
him in court any day. So, to avoid 
any embarrassment to you, the uni- 
versity, or that law school drop out 
just be so kind as to give me one of 
those spots. 

"Religious preference?" you ask. 

Yes, I am one of the many stu- 
dents who is still in mourning over 
the passing away of our friends the 
Oaktons. I will be attending a morn- 
ing vigil on Wednesday and Friday 
in preparation for the annual dru- 
idic feast of Hallow's Eve. We will 
lift up our prayers for intercession 
for Bob and Charlotte as well as the 
continuing prayers for our other 
compadres who must fight for their 
very existence. 

As you can see, in my befallen 
state, I am hardly capable of keep- 

ing such a hectic schedule. I have to 
attend class, carry unopened books 
and pretend to study, all the while 
caring after the spiritual needs of 
the local forestry. 

The pain killers are beginning 
to take effect so I will have to cut this 
letter short. As you may remember 
from your own football days the pain 
killers the doctor gave you often serve 
as an incentive to get injured. 

My fingers are beginning to melt 
and the walls are breathing. Whoa, 
the roller coaster is moving really 
fast right now. Hey, somebody turn 
off the walls they are spinning too 
much. Codeine is fun, but don't try 
to drive or operate heavy machin- 
ery, like a typewriter or tractor, while 
using this stuff. 

As I was saying, we really should 
become better friends. You are a 
somewhat decent guy, and you com- 
mand a little respect on campus. 
Besides you are making upwards of 
a hundred thousand dollars a year. 
You gotta' be on the ball or some- 

Give me a call when you want to 
go to Le Rendezvous for a grease 
burger and cold Cajun fries. 

With All the Love in the World, 
Philip Wolfe. 

P.S. I have a parking ticket, do you 
think you could fix it for me too? 

Letters to the editor 

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Inclusion of any material is left to the discretion of the editor. The editor reserves the right to edit for clarity, brevity and tastefulness. Letters 
must be dropped off at the student publications office at 225 Kyser or mailed to The Current Sauce at NSU Box 5306 by 3 p.m. Friday. 


The NSU grapevine told me that 
the renowned Maya Angelou is 
coming to Natchitoches soon. As of 
Friday, Oct. 22, 1993, no signs of 
preparation were indicated on the 
campus. Studentgroups responsible 
for advertising the keynote speaker 
do not appear to be on their job. 
Previous university guests were 
repeatedly advertised weeks in 
advance. This seems to be yet 
another episode of separate and 
unequal treatment of others. 

While chatting with the 
grapevine, I learned that Ms. 
Angelou will be speaking in the fine 
arts auditorium. The grapevine 
informed me that mass multitudes 
are planning to arrive by bus load, 
caravans and other means 

In my conversation with the 
grapevine, I was enlightened that 
the Fine Arts Auditorium will be 
used in accordance with the status 
quo. (FACT: The maximum seating 
capacity for Prather Coliseum is 
3,900.) I asked, "Why not use the 
Coliseum?" The grapevine gave a 
weak rationalization mumbling 
something about audio equipment, 
little difference in the number of 
seats available and told to ask the 
rumor mill. 

Everyone knows that one must 
save a lot of S & H green stamps to 
match the audio equipment in 
Prather Coliseum. Daily, students 
have blasted public entertainment 
from car music systems in the 
parking lot of the student union 
audible to the fourth floor of Kyser. 
University faculty members should 
be capable of borrowing, renting or 
otherwise providing respectable 
audio equipment for someone as 
eminent as this best-selling author. 

This seems to conclude another 
episode of separate and unequal 
treatment of the civil rights activist 
and author, Maya Angelou. 


It has come to the attention of 
the BSA that there are some 
members of the NSU student body 
who seem to feel that this 
organization is racist, or as they put 
it "raicst." We would like to take this 
opportunity to inform them, as well 
as anyone else who is not clear about 
our intentions as a chartered 
organization on this campus. 

The Black Student 
Organization. BSA, was chartered 
at Northwestern two years ago with 
the purpose of helping to bring 
together all students, regardless of 
their race. The primary focus, of 
course, is African American based in 
that it would like to help students 
learn more about African American 
history as well as any present day- 
activities involving African 
Americans. The organization would 
also like to see more African 
American centered activities 
brought to and conducted at this 
university, as well as encourage more 
participation of African American 
students in the activities already 

Although this letter was written 
for your information, it was 
prompted by vandalism to the office 
located on the first floor of Kyser. On 
two different occasions the sign 
indicating which office was the BSA's 
was tampered with. The first time it 
happened, the sign was torn down 
completely. Then, just recently, it 
wasgraced with an illiterate display 
of graffiti. It was then that the 
decision was made that something 
needed to be said. A lot of time and 

effort has been put into assuring 
that the Black Student Association 
has become a legally chartered 
organization at Northwestern, and 
it is here, to stay, for everyone. Just 
as in any Bachelor's program you 
are exposed to many different areas 
that you may feel are unnecessary to 
your major, the BSA is making an 
effort to educate you on those aspects 
of life that you have not been 
introduced to in your sheltered, pre- 
college lives. 

As a personal interjection, I 
would like to point out that the BSA 
has not started any anti-non-black, 
rallies or marches nor have they 
degraded any other organizations. 
Since its conception, the Black 
Student Association has been at the 
disposal of all the students at 
Northwestern. Also, to the individual 
who defaced the office poster by 
writing "raicst," I feel that you need 
to spend more time in class getting 
your education, rather than 
outwardly displaying your ignorance 
by vandalizing property. 


Last week, The Current Sauce 
reviewer Heather Cooley stated she 
is "looking forward to seeing how the 
NSU dance ensemble grows during 
the rest of the semester." 

Well, I am looking forward to 
The Current Sauce acquiring a more 
competent reviewer for the rest of 
the semester. 

Not only did Ms. Cooley make 
countless grammatical errors in her 
story, but she also seems to be lacking 
in her knowledge about certain 
aspects of the Broadway musical 

First of all, the dying cat's name 
is Grizabella — not Isabella. The 
song Grizabella sings is "Memory," 
not "Memories." Also, it is "Jellicle 

Ball," not "Anjelical Ball." 

Apparently Ms. Cooley did not 
even read the performance program. 
If she had, she would have never 
made such blunders. 

Also, I don't understand why 
Ms. Cooley and her friend had a 
difficult time finding a seat. 
According to her, they were in 
Theater West. There should have 
been plenty of empty seats in Theater 
West, since the "Cats" performance 
took place on the main stage. 

Now we have an incompetent 
reviewer who doesn't even know 
where she is. Aren't you in Scholars' 
College, Ms. Cooley? 

Ms. Cooley must not have been 
wearing a watch Thursday night 
because she stated the lights "finally 
dimmed" after an "inordinate 
amount of time." According to my 
watch, we (the dancers) went on 
stage at exactly 9 p.m. — as 
scheduled. As far as the fog machine 

choking everyone in its path Oh, 

cry me a river Ms. Cooley. 

As one of the dancers, I had to 
run through the fog and dance in it 
— both in rehearsal and the 

Everyone involved in the show- 
made sure the fog would not bother 
the dancers or the audience. 

Finally, I don't see how Ms. 
Cooley could rightfully "sense that 
the dance ensemble was off-step 
several times during the production. " 
She seems to have no sense at all. 

I have seen a video of our 
performance and we were not off- 
step several times during the show. 
And believe me, I know the 
choreography backwards and 

.1 do thank the people Ms. Cooley 
interviewed for their praise of our 
costumes, make-up and 
performance. Apparently they 
weren't in Theater West. 

Page 7 

October 26, 1993 

Page 6 

Demons and Lady Demons 
to compete at SLC Cross 
Country Championships 


Asst. Sports Editor 

The climax of the Northwestern 
men and women's cross country 
teams season will come Monday at 
the Southland Conference Champi- 
onship meet in Monroe. 

Lady Demon coach Chris 
Maggio, returning for his fourth year 
at Northwestern, is hoping to have 
one of the women's best finishes. 

"I feel this is our best team ever," 
Maggio said. "After this meet well 
find out if we reached our goals for 
the season." 

Maggio's goal at the beginning 
of the season was a top three finish. 
Now, according to his team mem- 
bers, it seems that his goals could be 
in reach. 

'We choulJ very well," 
Maryalyce Walsh, who is having a 
strong year after an injury last sea- 
son, said. "And there's always hope 
for the Conference Championship." 

Senior Captain Judy Norris 
agreed. "It's feasible for us to finish 
in the top three," Norris said. "And if 
everyone has a great race, there could 
be a chance for the Conference Cham- 

The Lady Demon's are expect- 

"It's feasible for us to finish in the 
top three, and if everyone has a great 
race, there could be a chance for the 
Conference Championships" 

ing a good finish from a strong group 
of freshmen recruits, whom Norris 
says are a key to the team. 

Sisters Kassie and Laurie 
Ouebre(proneuneed oob) had top ten 
finishes in the last race, as well as a 
top ten finish by fellow freshman 
Danielle Schaeffer. 

With this many good runners 
on the team, Coach Maggio says he 
has a tough choice to pick who will 
get to run Monday. 

"Only seven girls are allowed to 
run," Maggio said. "It's going to be a 
hard decision to make because we 
have so much depth this season." 

The Northwestern men are do- 
ing very well this season after hav- 

ing their best race of the year two 
weeks ago at the Texas A&M Invita- 
tional. The Demons finished sixth in 
a sixteen-team field, which included 
three Top 10 teams in the NCAA 
District VI, where the Demons are 
now ranked 10th. 

"Going into the race, I knew we 
were in trouble if we didn't run bet- 
ter as a team," Coach Leon Johnson 
said. "The guys rose to the chal- 
lenge, and this was no doubt our 
best race of the year." 

Tim Rosas led the Demon run- 
ners with a 25th place finish, fol- 
lowed by 34th place Rene Coronado, 
37th Kerry Gray and 47th Kris 

Demons to tangle 
with hapless Bobcats 


Sports Editor 

The Demons' next opponent, the 
Bobcats of Southwest Texas, were 
crushed 63-37 by winless Nicholls 
State on Saturday. 

Freshman quarterback Corey 
Thomas, making his second straight 
start, ran for two touchdowns and 
threw another as the Colonels won 
their first game of the season . South- 
west Texas remains winless in 
Southland Conference play, 0-3, and 
1-6 overall. 

Nicholls State jumped out to a 
21-0 lead and was never threatened. 
Last year, the Demons used three 
fourth down conversions, the last 
being a 5-yard touchdown pass with 
:30 left in the game to beat the Bob- 

The Demons had numerous op- 
portunities to score in last season's 
Halloween night game but fumbled 
the ball away three times inside 
Southwest Texas' 21 -yard line. 

Deon Ridgell rushed for 112 
yards on nine carries as the Demons 
rolled up 367 yards of total offense. 

The Demons came from behind 
in the fourth quarter on Brad 

Brown's 5-yard touchdown pass to 
Steve Brown. It was the first touch- 
down pass of the season for the De- 

The Bobcats came into the game 
with the sixth ranked rushing de- 
fense in Division I-AA. 

Steve Smith led the Bobcats last 
year against the Demons, rushing 
for 57 yards on 12 carries and one 

touchdown, and James Rogers was 
four of nine, one interception for 55 

Despite the Demons scoring a 
late touchdown in last year's game, 
the Bobcats came back and threat- 
ened in the closing seconds. Defen- 
sive back Russell Cooper shut the 
door on the Bobcats when he inter- 
cepted Rogers' pass in the end zone. 


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Rosas, a junior , has been the top 
Demon runner in the last three 

After finishing the A&M meet, 
he and the team are now focusing on 
the Conference ChampionshipsMon- 

"A top three finish would be 
great," Rosas says. Especially after 
losing four of our top nine runners 
last season." 

Among this year's returning 
runners are seniors Rene Coronado, 
Brad Sievers, and Slade Lewis. 

Corodado has earned a spot on 
both the All-SLC and All-Louisiana 
teams, and Sievers finished 28th at 
the SLC meet last season. Lewis 
saw limited action last season, but 
should be more of a force in his 
senior year. 

Similar to the Lady Demons, 
depth is a strong point in the Demon 
line-up. Freshmen Kris Jimenez and 
Chris Burns are challenging for the 
top seven positions as well as sopho- 
more Reagan Reeves and junior 
Marshall Gray. 

Annual Ghost Chase 
to be held Thursday 



Staff Writer 

The Leisure Activities Depart- 
ment will hold its fourth annual 
Ghost Chase at 5p.m. Thursday at 
Chaplin's Lake. 

The Ghost Chase will consist of 
a row, ride and run format for cash 
and prizes. Participating students 
will row a 1/2 mile on Chaplin's 
Lake. One member will then ride 3.5 
miles on a specially designed course. 
Finally, the last team member will 
sprint two miles to complete the tri- 
athalon-style race. 

The winners will receive $100, 
with second place receiving $50 and 
third place receiving $25. 


The teams will consist of a men's** ^ WC 
women's and student division open 
to students, facutly and th^ 1 ^ 11 
Natchitoches community. Student? . ' 0W 
will not pay an entry fee. The cost fo|f ^° u . r 
faculty, staff and community will b£ ew ' * V* 
$10 per person or $30 per team. »° n of th ' 

Proceeds for the event will go t&T to 
the Natchitoches Boys' and GirlrfP at 18 811 
Club. ° ost P 31 " 1 

"It sounds like a lot of fun andfe ums ' pl 
it's for a good cause," Brad Hinds,/ 1 ' 1 defim 
student at NSU, said. "I beleive f ve ^ 
will get on a team." jitertainn 
Deadline for the event is 5 p.m. 111 " ^ ornt 
Thursday at the Leisure Activities s sp 
Office in the Intramural Building.* ,Teady - V 
All participants will receive a spe. e anc 
cially designed Leisure Activities ^ ne *e 
Ghost Chase T-shirt. eentossec 

jusic bus: 


Location — San Marcos, Texas 
Enrollment — 21,000 
Nickname — Bobcats 
Colors — maroon and gold 
Conference — Southland Conference 
1992 Record — 5-5-1 
Coach — Jim Bob Helduser 
Career Record — 5-5-1 
Offense — Pro set 
Defense — Multiple Eagle 

First Meeting — 1992 at Northwestern — Demons won 20-17 
Keynote — Series tied five games each 
Famous Alumni — Lyndon B. Johnson and George Strait 
Last Game — played at Nicholls State, lost 63-37 


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Saturday, October 30 

Special Drink Prices 
Door Prizes 

Special WITCHES Brew, 

There Also Will Be A 
Costume Contest 

Highway One Bypass 


Page 7 


October 26, 1993 


Columnist comments on music, life 



Staff Writer 

Greetings.Welcome to the won- 
Jerful world of my opinions and 
pe ^;houghts when it comes to music 

nd the* n ^ tneenterta ^ nmentwor ^' n ^ en " 
tudent/ 81 ' ^ ow ' this is not a column > n ° r 
; cost fop* Jt your tyP' 031 entertainment re- 
y will U? ew ' It; is realJ y a twisted combina- 
iam v>n of the two. For starters, I .de- 
rill go fa|! 1 c ' e( * to do a basic album review, 
d Girljr at is sim P le enough, and for the 
post part this will be reviews of 

fun anrf" )Ums ' p ^ ays ' movies ' etc Buttnere 
rlinds jf*" definitely be times when I will 
eleive if ve nm across something in the 
jntertainment industry that I will 
is 5 p horri bly in error and will then 
ctivitiejl 86 t ^ is s P ace 10 vent m y anger. So 
iuildine* reacJ y- Witn tnat saic *, strap your- 
self in, and let's get on with this. 
The term "Southern Rock" has 
"pen tossed around a lot lately in the 
usic business, as record compa- 

nies strive to find 
new ways to pro- 
mote bands (espe- 
cially now that "the 
Seattle Sound" 
fails to impress 
people). Now, I'm 
not sure if you 

"Brother Cane's self-titled debut. .is a 
welcome change from the tedious world 
of politically-correct, world conscious 
^cau Brother music that many are attempting to pass 

off as rock 'n roll * 

e a spe- 

Cane a "Southern 
Rock" band, but 
the influences are 

there. In much the 

same way that 
groups like Metallica converted the 
sound of groups like Black Sabbath 
into thrash, Brother Cane is leading 
the pack of groups who are taking 
their cues from groups such as the 
Allman Brothers as they try to de- 
velop a new type of rock by borrow- 
ing from those before them. 

Brother Cane's self-titled debut 
on the Virgin Records label is a wel- 
come change from the tedious world 
of politically-correct, world-conscious 
music that many are attempting to 

pass off as rock 'n roll. Not that the 
members of the groups are bigots 
and such, but like The Allmans and 
others before them, they have cho- 
sen to center their music and lyrics 
around the lives and relationships 
of blue-collar America. 

Like any good band, Brother 
Cane is propelled by their 
songwriting. Through clever hooks 
and melodies, even the most tire- 
some of exercises, the "power bal- 
lad," is given new life, as is the case 

with songs like 
"Woman." The 
band, however, is 
at their best on 
songs like "Got No 
Shame , " the album 
opener. It is songs 
like "Got No 
Shame" and "That 
Don't Satisfy Me" 
that show Brother 
Cane as what they 
are — a rock band. 
Another element 
that leads to Brother Cane's appeal 
is their musicianship. Lead vocalist/ 
guitarist Damon Johnson and gui- 
tarist Roman Glick lay down guitar 
lines that fully compliment the 
rhythm section of Glenn Maxey on 
bass and Scott Collier on drums. 
And while all the members are com- 
petent, it is refreshing that, in a 
world where blazing guitarists and 
multiple-octave ranging vocalists 
garner much of the music press, a 
band has chosen to concentrate more 

on their songwriting ability than 
their musical education. 

Brother Cane, quite simply, is 
what rock 'n roll is about. Like oth- 
ers before them, they have found 
their niche by creating music that 
comes from the oddest of places these 
days — the heart. What a concept. 

Other new and notable releases: 
Rush, Counterparts; The 
Lemonheads, Come On Feel; Altered 
States, dos; and just in time for Hal- 
loween, Type O Negative's Bloody 
Kisses, (for those who like their rock 
with the feel of a B-movieJ. 

ounselor from London Institute finds 
Natchitoches 'an enormous contrast' 

Cartridge visiting to study Northwestern 's Career Counseling and Information Center 

fith Dr. Jean Amato, Associate Professor of Clas- 

Shelley Partridge, a career counselor from Lon- sics at Scholar's College. Last summer Jean came 

n, is visiting Northwestern until December to through London and arrived just in time for the 

fearn more about Watson Library's federally funded opening of our summer art degree exhibitions, 

eer Evaluation and Information Center (CEIC). Her glimpse cf my work reminded her of a special 

Par- career evaluation program developed in the 

By LARA STELLY \ SX^^^Sr^ H tat i m 

St ffWr 't r After discussing tne possibility of setting up 

" don Institute, a study visit to the program, an invitation was 

an organiza- received from Dr. Ada Jarred, Director of 
n of five major colleges which specialize in art Northwestern's library. 

d design. After applying for many grants, Partridge's 

Her job is to aid students in finding what job employers decided to fund a visit to Northwest- 
puts them best, as well as giving them the knowl- ern to learn more about the program. Because of 
(jge to be able to compete in the challenging job the concern of educators due to the high drop-out 
karket. One of the aspects Partridge looks forward rates, probably due to making the wrong choices, 
lis the monthly artnews magazine she edits, and there wa3 much interest in the benefits of a 
fie art exhibits she attends. program like this in London. 

Partridge explains how she acquired her job at The purpose of the program is to help stu- 
(orthwestern, "I've been friendly for a long time dentsmakecoirectandthoughtfuldecisionsabout 

their future. Its students are primarily referred 
through the Job Training and Partnership Act 
(JTPA) in ten of Louisiana's northwest parishes. 

The process a student undergoes is not diffi- 
cult. It involves computer based interests, apti- 
tude tests, counseling, and is backed by extensive 
infoi-mation materials. This allows students to 
make appropriate choices for their future. 

Partridge's job is to evaluate this program 
and determine if a program similar to this will aid 
students in London. She also welcomes anyone 
who wishes to discuss any number of topics with 
her. This might be beneficial to the program and 
her evaluation of it. She can be reached at the 
Career Evaluation and Information Center at 

"I appreciate so many collegues sparing time 
to talk to me to show me around. I'd particularly 
like to thank Charles Caron, CEIC Director, and 
his team for opening their office to me and their 
innovative program. I would also like to thank 
Dr. Ada Jarred for her continuing support and 

interest, and my sponsors and hosts, Jean 
D'Amato and Fleming Thomas without whom 
this trip would not have been possible." 

Oddly enougii, Partridge has acquired dual 
citizenship, both to the United States and Brit- 
ain. She is originplly from New Jersey, and when 
she was eight months old, her parents moved to 
England. She has spent most of her life in the 
Ijondon area. 

Partridge's family is very interesting. Her 
mother is from New York, but her mother's par- 
ents are Scottish. Her father is a British officer 
in the Royal Navy. 

Partridge attended Bristol University where 
she acquired her Bachelor's degree in history and 
economics, as well as her postgraduate diploma, 
similar to a Master's degree, in vocational coun- 
seling and training. 

She also visited several other locations in the 
United States, "I was involved in various interna- 
tional activities. I spent a university summer 
traveling around the United States by a Grey- 
hound bus, which was an experience, I tell you." 

She also traveled to various places around 
the world, "I ve traveled a great deal through 
Europe, the Far East, and particularly, the United 
States. I have never been to the South before, 
which I am finding a really different experience." 

Partridge attributes these differences not 
only to the location, but to the climate as well. "I 
literally work in the middle of London, and to find 
myself in a very small town in the rural part of 
Louisiana is an enormous contrast." 

"The people here are very friendly and very 
welcoming, real southern hospitality, which I 
have never experienced before. In Louisiana, you 
have a whole different culture. It's very different 
from other parts of the United States." 

"I am afraid that I've had lots of trouble with 
your climate. Unbeknown to many people, it does 
get pretty hot in England, sometimes it can get 

Chorale soloist enjoys 
music's challenge 

Gospel, classical music among Wltitehead's favorites 

Jill Whitehead can't remember a time when she wasn't singing for 
an audience. Whitehead, a freshman at Northwestern State Univer- 
sity from Natchitoches, is now doing her singing as a member of NSU 
Concert Choir and Chorale. The Concert Chorale and Choir performed 
in concert Monday night at Magale Recital Hall. 

Whitehead has been performing largely as a soloist since age six. 

"I love to sing, and I guess I have a little bit of talent so people kept 
getting me to sing," said Whitehead. "It's something I've always done. 
I don't really think about it now." 

She has performed in the Natchitoches Parish Talent Program 
and at the Natchitoches Christmas Festival and Robeline Heritage 
Festival as well as "every pep rally and school assembly." Whitehead 
also sings in the choir at Westside Baptist Church in Natchitoches. 

Being a member of the Concert Chorale and Choir has been an 
adjustment for Whitehead. 

"I have to blend in with other voices in the choir. I have to worry 
what the whole group sounds like instead of just thinking about what 
I sound like," she said. "I've never sang with men before so 1 had to 
adjust to hearing tenors and bass singers." 

Being in a collegiate choir requires more musical knowledge than 
Whitehead had learned. She has spent time studying musical theory 
and learning the parts she must sing as part of the group. 

"I realize I have a lot to learn. The other girls who know their parts 
well have been very helpful to me," she said. "We're like a family and 
nobody's snobby just because they are more experienced or may be 

Prior to coming to NSU, Whitehead had learned songs by ear. 

"I don't know a lot about music theory yet, so it's hard to keep up 
when [NSU Director of Choral Activities] Dr. [Burt] Allen gives us 
certain instructions," said Whitehead. "I'm going to keep working on 
learning music theory until I learn it." 

When performing as a soloist, Whitehead largely sang popular or 
gospel music. She enjoys singing classical choral music by composers 
such as Bach or Brahms. 

"The music is more complicated and not as easy to learn but it 's, h 
challenge and I enjoy being challenged musically," said Whitehead <Sf 

She feels the challenge has helped her impiove her voice in 
ways she couldn't have imagined a couple of months ago 

"I've sung notes that I never thought I could have sung before, bot h 
lower and higher," said Whitehead. "The composers throw a lot in 
there and it makes you improve." 

Faron Raborn conducted the Northwstern Chorale in works by 
Thuriias Money, Hans Leo Hassler, Niccolo Jommelli, Brahms, Hildor 
Lunkvik and John Ness Beck. Kevin Tison will be the accompanist. 

NSU Director of Choral Activities Dr. Burt Allen will conduct the 
Concert Choir in works by Handel, Brahms, R. Vaughan-Williams and 
Egil Hovland. Christine Allen will accompany the Concert Choir. 

really hot in London, but nothing 
like here. We don't have the humid- 
ity, and I must say, I find that really 
hard to cope with," Partridge com- 

Despite her busy schedule, she 
does find time to enjoy what North- 
western has to offer, "I have enjoyed 
the chance to go to the wonderful 
productions here at the University. 
I went to The Crucible, and to the 

Cats excerpts. I am going to go to 
She Stoops to Conquer next month. 
There is very good work going on 
here, so it's been very interesting." 

Northwestern's plays, however, 
are not the only sources of enjoy- 
ment she seeks, "I love your food, 
and it's having a disastrous effect on 
my waistline. All in all, it's been a 
fun and interesting experience." 


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Campus Quotes: Students were asked to express their most pressing concern. 


Wil Veuleman 


"I believe, on the issue of 
sex, we should be more 
conscious of our actions." 

Interviews by Jason Lott 

Ivory Chestnut 

Baton Rouge 

"Women should not walk 
on campus alone at night no 
matter what." 

Amy Lyddy 


"I believe that on Mars 
there is unicellular life. I feel 
that between the surface and 
the frozen intsrior, organisms 
live. Within their DNA struc- 
tures lies the cure for AIDS." 

Cari Pecquet 

New Orleans 

"Students should com- 
mend, not condemn the SAB 
for the activities that they 
plan. We should be proud of 
the students in charge of 
this organization." 

Leah Lindsey 



"I don't believe test tube 
babies have the right to find 
out who their biological 
father is." 

'ere Coi 

By I 


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Campus Connection 

Baptist Student Union 

The BSU is a place to study, 
worship, or just to hang out. Lunch 
Bunch meets at 11:05 every Tues- 
day in the Cane River Room . Wednes- 
day nights are Family Groups at 
8:30 — a time of worship, fellowship 
and encouragement with other stu- 
dents. Thursdays are Lunch Encoun- 
ter at the BSU — only 75 cents for a 
good meal, followed by a short devo- 
tion time. 

Life 101 ... . join us for a 
week of nightly, student-led wor- 
ship services. Each night will be a 
time of preaching, testimonies by 
other students, and singing; followed 
by fellowship time at the BSU for 
our UnHalloween Party, beginning 
at 8 p.m. The party will feature ping 
pong and pool tournaments. Cos- 
tumes are optional. 

Rapides Dorm Council 

A banner contest will take 
place as part of the "Haunt Fest 93" 
Halloween Dance, 10:30 p.m., Oct. 
30. Each dorm RA team, each frater- 
nity and sorority should try to make 
a banner to be placed in the contest 
at the dance. Banners are due 
Wednesday. Turn in entries to your 
dorm council president. Prizes will 
be awarded for categories to be an- 
nounced later. 

NSU Inspirational Mass Choir 

The NSU Inspirational Mass 
Choir will sponsor a Halloween Hal- 
lelujah Night, at 5:30 p.m. Hallow- 
een, at the Wesley Westminster 
Foundation Center. The program is 
designed to keep kids off the streets 
and from going door to door on Hal- 

Kids should wear costumes 
and bring Bibles. The night will in- 
clude games, skits, prizes and other 
fun. Dinner and candy will be served. 

For more information con- 
tact Dawn Charleston at 357-4258 
or Antoine Weston at 357-4203. 

International Student Exchange 

The second information ses- 
sion for the International Student 
Exchange Program will be tonight 
at 7 p.m. in room 206 of Russell Hall. 

Tom Whitehead, Interna- 
tional Programs director, will dis- 
cuss the opportunities for North- 
western students to study at over 
100 foreign universities in a choice 

of 15 languages. Details on the costs 
and application process will be pre- 

Students unable to attend 
can contact Whitehead in room 103 
ofKyser Hall. 

The Current Sauce staff 

The Current Sauce will have 
a mandatory staff meeting at 5 p.m. 
Wednesday. Pizza will be served. 

Students For Choice/Coalition 
For Sexual Awareness 

The Students For Choice/ 
Coalition For Sexual Awareness will 
have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in 
room 316 of Friedman Student 

Purple Jackets 

Thanks to those of you who 
helped with the car wash last Satur- 

Don't forget about the Hal- 
loween Party Thursday at the 
Al umni House. Member need to come 
in costume at 5:30 to help decorate. 
The party is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Please bring a bag of candy to the 
party. Members unable to attend 
must turn in candy early. 

Next month keep your cal- 
enders clear for babysitting. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Kappa Sigma-Tri Sigma car- 
nival is 6 p.m-9 p.m. Wednesday. 
Candy should be brought to the house 

Those who signed up to go to 
the elementary school on Thursday 
meet at 12:30 room 214 of the stu- 
dent union. 

The carnival at the ri verbank 
is Friday from 6 to 9. 

The Balloon sale is from 11 
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Exchange 
Bank across from Burger King. 

Sunday is trick-or-treating 
at the Boys and Girls Club. 

Go to the house from 7 p.m.- 
9 p.m. Thursday to see your compos- 
ite proofs. 

Zeta Phi Beta 

The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta 
Sorority will host a Halloween Party 
from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday at 
the National Guard Armory. Admis- 
sion is $1 with costume and $3 with- 
out costume. The person with the 
best costume will receive a cash prize. 

Everyone come and join the fun af- 
ter the NSU-Southwest Texas game. 
There will be a big surprize. 

Photography Exhibit 

Tony Means' senior photog- 
raphy exhibit will be in the student 
art gallary Oct. 25 through Oct. 29. 

Circle K International 

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday is 
the Boys and Girls Club Halloween 
Carnival. We will be helping the 
kids run their booths. 

Sunday we will be taking 
the Boys and Girls Club trick-or- 
treating around Natchitoches from 
4 p.m. -7 p.m. 

If anyone would like to join 
Circle K or would just like to help us 
this weekend, come to our weekly 
meeting 5:30 p.m. Wednesday or sign 
up to volunteer your time at our 
tables in the union from 10 a.m. to 2 
p.m. Thursday and Friday. 

For our members, don't for- 
get our service meeting tomorrow. 
We will be making Halloween 
"goodie" bags for the carnival. Ev- 
eryone is welcome. 

Student Activities Board 

Start bringing cans to your 
dorm lobbies and the Student Union 
for the Thanksgiving Can Food 

At 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in Prather 
Colusium, Bad Company, with the 
"Here Comes Trouble," tour will be 
in concert. Tickets for students must 
be purchased before the perfor- 
mance. One ticket will be free with 
current NSU I.D. Tickets will be $10 
for the general public and $12 on the 
day of the show. 

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 
10, SAB will present URTU. Sing 
Karioke, perform lip sync, or loose 
yourself in virtual reality. That 
evening is the 1993 Songfest in the 
Teachers Education Building audi- 
torium with $500 in cash and prizes. 
Admission to both events is free with 
current NSU I.D. 

Interested students should 
contact Reatha Cox in room 214 of 
the student union. 

NSU Dance Ensemble 

Auditions for the dance 
ensemble's production of the Parade 
of the Wooden Soldiers will be today 
at 4 : 30 p . m . , mainstage in Fredericks 


The meeting was called to or- 
der by President-of-the-Senate, 
Emmy DaCosta-Gomez at 7:11 
P.M., 10/18/93. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was 
led by Gavin Vitter, followed by 
the prayer, given by Mary Ann 

Laurie Coco called roll at 7: 16 
P.M. Stacy Coke, John Rougeou, 
Lisa Simms, and Allen Eubanks 
were not present. 

The minutes were motioned 
to be accepted by Pam Nimmo and 
seconded by Mary Ann. The min- 
utes were accepted and thus 

Emmy opened up for the 
Officer's Report. The floor was 
thus turned over to Clay Gardner 
with the Treasurer's Report. Clay 
has typed up the letter to send out 
to those organizations that receive 
student fees. 

As soon as he can get the cop- 
ies made, the Fiscal Affairs com- 
mittee will need to help Clay dis- 
tribute these letters. A reminder 
to turn in invoices to Clay was 

Jay presented the Vice- 
President's Report. A reminder to 
complete office hours and the im- 
portance of Senate duties was 

Jay also read from the Re- 
source Guide the duties of the 
Senators. He stressed the impor- 
tance of these duties and the pos- 
sible administrative evaluation if 
office hours are not met. If you 
cannot make your office hours, 
please contact Jay. 

Name tags will be available 
by the end of this week. The con- 
ference in St. Louis was very ben- 

Blair presented the 
President's Report. The confer- 
ence proved to be very knowledge- 

Our SGA establishment is 
much more advanced than other 
student government associations. 
Please remember your commit- 
ment to SGA and the students. 

Emmy called for Committee 
Reports. Maddie completed some 
research for the Academic Affairs 

The repeat policy for repeat- 
ing a course still holds true. The 
last grade that was made in re- 
peating a course is the grade that 
the Registrar uses to compute your 
GPA. The proposed revision of 
averaging the two grades together 
has not yet been accepted. 

Maddie stated that the ar- 
ticles for the Bulletin need to be 
turned in to her by 10/19/93 at 

Emmy has yet to receive in- 
i dex cards from Lisa Simms and 

Mark Alexander. She will meet 
with you to get these cards com- 

Emmy discussed dissolving a 
committee if the committee is no 
longer needed or if the committee 
does not have tangible goals. The 
committee may be reinstated when 

Emmy called for New Busi- 
ness. No new business was pre- 

Emmy called for Special Re- 
ports. Angela Ilennigan an- 
nounced that November 4, 1993 is 
the "Bad Company" concert spon- 
sored by SAB. 

Emmy called for announce- 

Jay: Had a great time seeing the 
sights in St. Louis. 
Mary Ann: Campus Improvements 
meets Tuesdays, room 312SU at 
1:00 P.M. 

Clay: Fiscal Affairs meets after 
the 10/18 SGA meeting. 
Lauren: Academic Affairs meets 
10/25 at 6:30 P.M. 
Blair: Had a great time in St. Louis. 
Emmy: Had a really great time in 
St. Louis and is looking forward to 

Pam made a motion to ad- 
journ. The motion received a sec- 
ond, and the meeting of 10/18/93 
was adjourned at 7:25 P.M. 

Auditorium. Tap shoes are required. 
Twenty-four men and women are 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 

The ladies of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha Sorority, Inc. will present the 
Funky Fright Night Jam in the Al- 
ley, from 9 12 a.m. Thursday. 
Prize money will be given for the 
best Halloween costume and a "Stop 
. . . Pause" contest (for all you D.J. 
Jubilee fans) will be featured. Ad- 
vanced admission is $2 or $1 with a 

can good. We would like to thank all 
the Greek organizations for partici- 
pating in the first annual homecom- 
ing "Step Off Greek Show and the 
students for attending. 

Non-traditional Student 

Join NTSO for fun, prizes 
and mutual support. Meetings will 
be at 8:30 each Tuesday and noon 
each Wednesday in room 221 of the 
Student Union. 

The Demon, 91.7 FM concert s 

The Demon, 91.7 FM and Porr 
The Urban Express will sponsor ^ioople c; 
rap contest at 6 p.m. Wednesday igra of thi 
the Alley. Wit! 

Participants must enter by|ex-Mott 
p.m today at the The Demon's Souwodgers i 
Hall studios. All contestants mua>Ibum B< 
apply in advance. bum, nui 

Rap entries must be less thaiuccessfi: 
four minutes. Free-style rap entriaecords a 
must less than two minutes. Raj 
must be prepared. No explicit lyrio 

The first place winner's 
• will be reviewed by Arthur Smftl 
rap manager for 5th Ward Boys. 

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